Ester D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3778)
- 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.
- Cite As
- Ester D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3778). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.