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Oral history interview with Joseph Morel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1241 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1241

Joseph Morel describes his childhood in Rhodes and Athens, Greece; his early experiences with antisemitism; the Italian invasion of Athens in October 1940; the German invasion in April 1941; the behavior and actions of the Germans; the differences between Italian and German occupiers; refugees from Salonika; deportations under the Germans; the aid given to him and his family by his non-Jewish neighbors; his positve feelings about Greek culture and identity because of this; living in hiding during the war; liberation by the British Army in October 1944; his decision to immigrate to the United States in 1946; and his life after the war.

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Joseph Morel
Lani Silver
interview:  1984 October 28
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:25:31
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