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Oral history interview with Antonis Doukas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.530.47 | RG Number: RG-50.855.0047

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    Oral history interview with Antonis Doukas


    Interview Summary
    Antonis Doukas, born in 1931 in Thessaloniki (Salonika), Northern Greece, describes his experience as a Christian during the German occupation; his father (Spyros) and mother (Angeliki); his father’s work for Wagon-Lits International, a manufacturer and operator of restaurant and sleeping train carts; starting to work at age 10 when his father got sick, selling cigarettes, bread rolls, spices, etc, out of a small cart; making enough money to feed the family until his father became well; getting the spices and cigarettes from Jewish stores; living in a three-story house on 5 Fintiou Street beginning in 1935; their Christian and Jewish neighbors; the good relations between the people of Thessaloniki; the neighborhood in the area of Baron Hirsch Settlement, where many of poor Jews lived; attending the synagogue for Jewish holidays, weddings, and bar mitzvahs; the well-known Jewish families, including the Benmayors, Saltiels, Kounios, Molchos, and Capons; the Jewish families in their neighborhood; the German occupation during which the Germans used their neighbors’ four story house as a headquarters; not experiencing much starvation during the German occupation because of the availability of agricultural products in the area; the restrictions placed on Jews during the occupation; the roundup of Jewish men on Saturday, July 11, 1942 and the subsequent deportation; the numerous informers and collaborators in Salonika; Arch Rabbi of Salonika; the gathering of Jews in ghettos in 1943; the deportations of the Jews to concentration camps; the arrest of their Jewish neighbors; seeing Germans pillaging a neighboring Jewish house; the heavy bombardments in Salonika in September 1943; moving to another house close by; the bombing of the port and strain station by the Germans before they left in October 1944; hi life after the war; becoming a physical education teacher; working at a Jewish summer camp for 25 years from 1960 to 1985 until he retired; and writing a number of books on PE and the occupation in Salonika.
    Antonis Doukas
    Anna Nomikou
    interview:  2016 April 20
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    Personal Name
    Doukas, Antonis, 1931-

    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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