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Oral history interview with Joseph Morel

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

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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.

Interviewee
Joseph Morel
Interviewer
Lani Silver
Date
1984 October 28  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:32:10
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