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Oral history interview with Asimina Sarafi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.530.42 | RG Number: RG-50.855.0042

Asimina Sarafi, born on January 25, 1933 in Trikala, Greece, describes describes her experience as a Christian during the occupation, 1940-1945; her father (Giannis), mother (Fani), and two brothers (Michalis and Dimitris); her father, who was an attorney; her whole family’s involvement in the ELAS (the Greek Peoples Liberation Army) and later in the Communist/Socialist Party; living in a large house on Kondili Street, close to the central town square, which was in the middle of what was the then Jewish neighborhood; her closest friends who were all Jewish; the Jews of Trikala working as craftspeople and merchants; the Italian occupation; the German occupation and most of the Jews escaping to the surrounding villages and mountains; many of the Jews returning from hiding because of the Germans' initial inactivity; people suffering from starvation in the city; the deportation of many Jews in the early morning of March 24, 1944; witnessing the roundups and deportation with her family; and the Jews who returned, including the Moisis, Levi and Solomon families.


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Interviewee
Asimina Sarafi
Interviewer
Anna Nomikou
Date
interview:  2016 April 16
Geography
creation: Athens (Greece)
Language
Greek
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:49:48
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