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Catina P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3928) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3928

Videotape testimony of Catina P., who was born in Chios, Greece in 1922, one of four sisters. She recounts her father's death when she was four; moving to Athens; speaking Ladino at home; attending a Jewish school; cordial relations with non-Jews; benign Italian occupation; German invasion; defying an order for Jews to assemble at the synagogue in 1943; her family hiding separately with non-Jewish friends; visiting her mother and sisters; moving a few times, fearing exposure; observing Jewish deportations from afar; marriage in 1954; and emigration to Brussels. Ms. P. discusses the families who hid her, despite the risk; many Greeks who helped Jews; feeling like a “homeless dog” while in hiding; and her children emigrating to Israel.

P., Catina, 1922-
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 21, 2003.
Chios (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Catina P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3928). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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