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Oral history interview with Yehuda Arie (Leo) Koretz

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

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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.

Interviewee
Arieh Koretz
Date
1993 May 03  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
12 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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