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Oral history interview with Isaac Nehama

Oral History | Accession Number: 2002.333 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0472

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Isaac Nehama, born in 1926 in Athens, Greece, discusses his childhood; the integration of Sephardic Jews into Greek society; the Italian occupation of Greece and the deprivations of many of its citizens; his graduation from high school and working for a black market trader; the increasing fear in Greece of the German occupation; how most of the Jewish population of Athens dispersed and went into hiding when the German implemented first antisemitic laws; staying with family friend until deciding to join partisans in the mountains of Greece; his daily life and missions with the partisans; reuniting with his father and learning that his mother and younger brothers had been deported; the British arresting him for being a partisan but being released due to his father's intervention; his brother’s return from Buchenwald; learning of the death of his mother and other brother; and obtaining a scholarship to attend college in the United States.

Interviewee
Mr. Isaac Nehama
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2002 October 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
11 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:17:50
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