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Maurice F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3013) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3013

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.

Author/Creator
F., Maurice, 1923-
Published
Athens, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
December 12, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290076
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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