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Oral history interview with Yehuda Arie (Leo) Koretz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.80 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0080

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    Oral history interview with Yehuda Arie (Leo) Koretz


    Interview Summary
    Yehuda Arie (Leo) Koretz, born in Hamburg, Germany in July 1928, describes his parents; the fates of family members; how in 1933 his father was appointed chief rabbi in Salonika (Thessalonike), Greece; the implementation of the Nuremberg laws in Salonika in early 1943; the natural ghetto in Salonika; his family being taken to Baron de Hirsch camp, where they stayed until August 2, 1943; being deported to Bergen-Belsen; camp life of Belsen; life in the camp including his jobs, medical care, and the conditions; being evacuated towards the end of the war and his liberation by Soviet soldiers; returning to Salonika and immigration to Palestine; his post-war profession and family; and the rehabilitation of his father's reputation.
    Arieh Koretz
    interview:  1993 May 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    12 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Arie Koretz in Israel on May 3, 1993, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    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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