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Ester D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3778)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3778

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.

D., Ester, 1935-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
April 23, 1995.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Ester D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3778). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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