Elias A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3158) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
- Interview Date
- July 15, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Elias A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3158). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Elias A., who was born in Athens, Greece in 1930. He recounts his parents' emigration to Argentina; his brother's birth; his father's death; his mother and brother returning to Athens prior to his birth; his mother's remarriage; the births of two stepbrothers; their poverty; working from age seven; benign Italian occupation; German occupation; his mother paying non-Jews to hide them; moving to his grandparents; his employer hiding him and his stepbrothers; his older brother and cousin joining the partisans; his stepfather retrieving his sons (Elias A.'s stepbrothers) to live with him; liberation; learning his mother and grandmother had been deported (they did not return); danger during the civil war both from battles and because his brother had been a Communist partisan; illegal emigration with his brother and cousins to Palestine in 1945; military service in the Israel-Arab War; and emigration with his brother to Argentina in 1950 to join two uncles. He shows photographs.