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Oral history interview with Asimina Sarafi

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

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    Oral history interview with Asimina Sarafi


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Asimina Sarafi
    Anna Nomikou
    interview:  2016 April 16
    creation: Athens (Greece)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Sarafi, Asimina, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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