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Oral history interview with Esther Massarano

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.171.7 | RG Number: RG-50.426.0007

Esther Massarano (née Narumi), born in Larisa, Greece, describes her family and early life; how life was very pleasant even under the Italian occupation; how, when the Germans entered Greece, a Greek man she knew offered to hide her family in Falani, Greece; going to Falani and being given false identity papers; how most of the Jews of Larisa survived either by hiding or by joining the partisans; how approximately 200 of 1,000 Jews from Larisa were killed by the Germans; her family’s activities with the partisans; how her family received new documents from the National Liberation Front (EAM) and moved to another village called Vlakhoyianni (Sapunachis); hiding in the mountains when the Germans came briefly to Vlakhoyianni; the fates of her extended family; her belief that many people in Salonika (Thessalonike), Greece could have escaped; and how she and her husband, who is a survivor of Auschwitz, have three daughters and four grandchildren.

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Esther Massarano
Peter Ryan
interview:  1996 June 19
creation: Thessalonike (Greece)
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-04-21 07:09:11
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