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Oral history interview with Rachelle Perahia Margosh

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.303 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0486

Rachelle Perahia Margosh, born in 1924 in Drama, Greece, discusses her childhood; her father's Zionist beliefs and investments in Palestine; her time in a Swiss boarding school; relationships with non-Jews in Greece; her family's decision to move to Athens, Greece after the Italian occupation; hiding with several Gentile families during World War II; being denounced to the Germans by a family friend and getting arrested; her imprisonment in Haidari and deportation to Auschwitz; the deaths of her parents and older brother in Auschwitz; her experiences in Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen; her treatment in hospitals after liberation and moving to the American zone of Germany to be an interpreter for the American Army; going back to Greece and living with an aunt; meeting and marrying her husband; and immigrating to the United States.

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Rachelle P. Margosh
Joan Ringelheim
interview:  2004 June 24
Oral histories.
6 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: 2020-03-26 09:52:42
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