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Oral history interview with Nikolaos Meggoudis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.530.31 | RG Number: RG-50.855.0031

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    Oral history interview with Nikolaos Meggoudis


    Interview Summary
    Nikolaos Meggoudis, born on July 12, 1922 in Apoloniada, Asia Minor, Turkey, describes his father (Panayiotis) and mother (Vasiliki); his family’s migration in 1923 to Kastoria, Western Macedonia, Greece; his experiences as a Christian Greek before and during the Holocaust; the Jewish population in Kastoria; living in the neighborhood around Mitropoleos Street; not having any Jewish friends; knowing three Jewish brothers who owned a grocery store; how Jews and Christians had business dealings but not social interactions and mixed marriages were unheard of; the rumors about Jews within the Christian community; his memories of Jews wearing Stars of David and the marking of their houses with swastikas during the war; seeing Jews in the yard of a school waiting to be deported; the looting of Jewish homes after the deportations; a German named Douda, who terrorized and killed people; several Jewish men who escaped to join the resistance before the German occupation; how many of the Jews in Kastoria did not escape because a Polish Jew convinced them that the Germans would not harm them; and the small number of Jews who returned from the concentration camps.
    Meggoudis Nikolaos
    Renna Molho
    interview:  2015 June 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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