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Ester D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3778)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3778

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ester D., who was born in Greece, in 1935, the third child of six. She recounts living in Zakynthos; cordial relations with non-Jews; a brother's death from illness; benign Italian occupation; moving to a nearby village with her father; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; delivering messages for the partisans; Greek neighbors protecting them from round-ups; public hangings of partisans; non-Jews warning them when Germans were approaching and locking themselves inside; liberation by partisans; moving to Athens for six months; illegal emigration by ship to Palestine; interdiction by the British; incarceration on Cyprus; her mother's transfer to ʻAtlit because she was pregnant; arrival in Palestine; joining her mother; and postwar visits to Greece. Ms. D. notes all the Jews of Zakynthos were saved due to Greek and partisan assistance and she shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    D., Ester, 1935-
    Published
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    April 23, 1995.
    Locale
    Greece
    Zakynthos (Greece)
    Athens (Greece)
    Palestine
    Cyprus
    ʻAtlit (Israel)
    Cite As
    Ester D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3778). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 41 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4366877
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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