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Oral history interview with Vassiliki Avaropoulou Athiridou

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.530.49 | RG Number: RG-50.855.0049

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    Oral history interview with Vassiliki Avaropoulou Athiridou


    Interview Summary
    Vassiliki Athyridou, born in 1911 in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, describes her experiences during the German occupation; her father, mother, and sister; her father’s work as a distiller; her husband Marcos, who was a dyes merchant; their daughter and son; attending school with a number of Jewish schoolmates; her husband and father having business dealings with Jewish merchants; the Jewish population of Thessaloniki before the war; the cultural assumptions about Jews; her parents’ home on Miaouli Street until April 1941 when the Germans appropriated their house for a hospital; the numerous Jews living on Miaouli Street; her parents’ move to Gravias Street; the restrictions placed on Jews; Jews selling or giving away their possessions because they expected to be moving out of Thessaloniki; her mother buying Christofle fine china set; hearing about the hiding of two Jewish children by a local doctor; and hiding two Jews (Janine and Janette Asael) for two weeks in 1944.
    Vassiliki A. Athiridou
    Anna Nomikou
    interview:  2016 April 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    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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