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Razon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3567)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3567

Videotape testimony of Razon S., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1919, one of five children. He recounts attending a Jewish school; working in agriculture; one brother's emigration to Palestine; military draft in 1939; battles against Italian forces; military collapse; returning home; learning his mother had died; working as a shoe maker; anti-Jewish restrictions; fleeing to the countryside; working in villages; joining the partisans in 1942; participating in raids; escaped Allied POWs joining them; visiting his father, two brothers, and sister in the ghetto; a futile attempt to convince them to join him; being injured by a cannon; recuperating with a family in a small town (he had false papers); liberation; returning home; working in a kitchen for returning survivors; vainly seeking his family on lists of survivors; moving to Athens; emigration to Israel; marriage to a Greek camp survivor in 1948; and a warm reception when they visited the village where he had recovered from his wound during the war.

S., Razon, 1919-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
July 25, 1993.
Thessalonikē (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Razon S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3567). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.