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Oral history interview with Salomon Cohen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0005 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0017

Salomon Cohen, born July 28, 1937 in Athens, Greece, discusses how his family escaped to the south of Greece in February 1943 with the help of partisans; hiding with his family in the mountains for six months; how the partisans obtained food from monasteries in the mountains for his family; using false names while in hiding; traveling to Izmir, Turkey then Syria; being captured by English troops; how the family was taken to British camps in the Gaza Strip; their escape with the help of a Jewish agency; traveling to Ted Aviv, Israel, where they lived from 1944 to 1952; going into the army as a tank fighter; going to Haifa, Israel after leaving the army; getting married and having children; and his visits to Greece.


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Interviewee
Solomon Cohen
Interviewer
Arwen Donahue
Date
interview:  1995 October 23
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:31:58
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