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Oral history interview with Paulette Sevi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1076 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1076

Paulette Sevi discusses her childhood in Salonika (Thessalonike), Greece; her family life; her education in a private school; her religious upbringing; her memories of the Jewish culture in Salonika; the changes she experienced after the war began, including an increase in antisemitism and a curfew; her family's efforts to protect her mother and aunt; her deportation in May 1943 with part of her family to Baron Hirsch, the ghetto in Salonika; the information the Germans told them about the deportations; receiving Italian citizenship papers; her experiences while living in Athens, Greece for three months; her family's move to a small Greek town called Karditsa; her experiences while living there until late 1944; the effort to hide the fact that her family was Jewish; moving back to Salonika after the war ended; her wedding in 1948; their immigration to the United States; her life in America; and the fates of her other family members.

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Paulette Sevi
interview:  1989 August 08
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:24
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