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Dora C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3188) interviewed by Sarah Hirschfield and Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3188

Videotape testimony of Dora C., who was born in Iōannina, Greece in 1921, one of three children. She recounts her pleasant childhood; cordial relations with non-Jews; the benign Italian occupation; German invasion; one brother joining the underground; round-up and transfer to Larisa; assistance from the Red Cross; deportation to Birkenau; separation from her mother and younger brother (they were killed); severe swelling in her feet; constantly crying, but maintaining her faith in God; hospitalization; another patient giving her food; returning to her barrack; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Bergen-Belsen, then another camp; assignment to the kitchen; sharing potatoes she took with others; a serious eye problem; liberation; hospitalization; returning home; obtaining family belongings from a neighbor; moving to Athens; living in a girls' home for two years; a cousin in the United States showing her photograph to her future husband, who proposed and sponsored her emigration to the United States; living with relatives prior to her marriage; and the births of three children. Ms. C. discusses continuing health problems and nightmares resulting from the camps. She shows photographs and a memorial plaque for her family.

Author/Creator
C., Dora, 1921-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
Interview Date
October 6, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dora C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3188). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4627190
Record last modified: 2015-08-18 10:58:00
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