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Elias A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3158) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3158

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.

Author/Creator
A., Elias, 1930-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
Interview Date
July 15, 1994.
Language
Spanish
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290829
Record last modified: 2014-02-27 15:24:00
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