Maurice F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3013) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,
Videotape testimony of Maurice F., who was raised in Thessalonikē, Greece, the younger of two sons. He recalls speaking French, Greek, and Ladino at home; university studies; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; joining EAM, the leftist resistance movement; ghettoization in 1943; escaping three days later with a partisan guide; joining EAM forces; collaborating with the British to blow up trains; being wounded in an action with Austrian troops; evacuation by comrades; treatment by EAM physicians (he suffers from the injury to the present time); being moved from village to village to avoid capture; liberation in 1944; returning to Thessalonikē; learning his parents had not returned from deportation (they had encouraged him and his brother to leave) and that his brother was in Palestine; and living in Athens. Mr. F. discusses difficulties obtaining permission to visit his brother since he had been in a communist resistance group; marriage to a survivor who had been in hiding; and cordial relations between Greek Christians and Jews.
- Athens, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- December 12, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Maurice F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3013). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.