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Oral history interview with Eliezer Surmani

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1275 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1275

Eliezer Surmani discusses his childhood in Rhodes, Greece (then an Italian territory); his family life; his education; his Sephardic upbringing; the changes he experienced in 1943 when the German occupation began; his deportation to Auschwitz; his experiences in the camp; being transferred to Mauthausen; his experiences in Ebensee; being liberated by the United States Army; his reunion after the war with his sister; his immigration to the United States in 1946; his life in San Francisco, CA; his family; and his work.

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Eliezer Surmani
interview:  1989 January 26
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: 2020-11-02 08:41:31
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