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Oral history interview with Angela Keil

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.33 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0033

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

Angela Vellou Keil, born in 1936 in Salonika, Greece, describes being a Christian woman during the German occupation of Greece; being the oldest child to her merchant father; the German invasion and moving to a one-room place near the Jewish neighborhood; the curfew; the low survival rate of the Salonika Jews; one Jewish survivor helping her father after the war; Jewish tombstones being used to cover the sidewalks; the food shortages; the massacre of a neighboring village because Germans were killed during a partisan attack; not remembering the liberation very well; her father’s imprisonment by the communists; her family suffering after the war; having limited schooling; life during the war; going to the United States when she was 18 because she obtained a scholarship; the effects of the war on her; and the importance of empathy.

Interviewee
Angela Keil
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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