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Oral history interview with Simon Tov Razon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.124 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0124

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Simon-Tov Razon, born in Salonika (Thessalonike), Greece in 1919, describes attending Jewish school; his neighborhood (number 151); being recruited into the Greek Army in 1939; being near the border of Bulgaria and in the mountains for 7 to 8 months in 1940; joining the partisans in 1942; obtaining a false identification card as a Christian with the name Simon Demandopolis; how their partisan base was in the caves in the mountains and there were women among their group; sabotaging the railroad stations; receiving orders to go to the villages and shoot so as to make it seem like they had large forces and thus encourage the farmers to join them; how his partisan division consisted of 3000 people, among them 10 to 15 Jews who got weapons and food from farmers; how after seven months after liberation he met friends from the Jewish Agency; his immigration to Israel; and his adaptation to that society.

Interviewee
Simon T. Razon
Date
1993 July 25  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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