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