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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3158

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Greece
    Athens (Greece)
    Palestine
    Cite As
    Elias A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3158). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Huberman, Abraham, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Spanish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Spanish
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 44 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Italian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290829
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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