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Isaac Mevorah collection

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    Consists of discharge papers documenting Isaac Mevorah's release from Dachau in 1945 and a photograph of a Maccabi soccer team in Salonika, Greece circa 1936.
    inclusive:  1936-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daisy Mevorah Goldenberg and Victor Mevorah.
    Collection Creator
    Isaac Mevorah
    Isaac Mevorah (1917-2005) was born on 10 January 1917 to Yom Tov Mevorah and Doudoun Altcheh (1878-1943) in Salonika, Greece. He had two older siblings, a sister Julie Mano (1914-1943) and a brother Vital (1915-1944). Isaac's mother Doudoun descended from a family of Turkish origin and was a teacher. His father Yom Tov owned a prosperous leather factory and died prior to the war. After the German invasion of Salonika in 1941 the local Jewish community faced antisemitic strictures and ghettoization. Isaac was sent to forced labor in Thebes in January 1943 while his loved ones were interned in the ghetto in the Baron Hirsch district. In March 1943 the Mevorahs, including Julie's child, were deported together to Auschwitz. Doudoun, Julie, and the child were killed upon arrival, while Isaac and Vital were selected for forced labor. From April to July 1944 Isaac was forced to work in an electrical kommando at Auschwitz III. He was later transported to Warsaw and imprisoned at Dachau. In August 1944 Isaac was hospitalized at Mühldorf, a sub-camp of Dachau. He remained in Mühldorf until liberation in April 1945. For several months after his release Isaac lived in the Feldafing displaced persons camp. There he met fellow survivor Stamo Battino (1925-2006). The couple married in 1946 and returned to Greece with members of Stamo's family. In 1951 Isaac and Stamo immigrated to the United States on board the SS Independence. They later settled in New York and raised a family.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Isaac Mevorah collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Thessalonikē (Greece)

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Daisy Mevorah Goldenberg and Victor Mevorah in 2017.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:31:41
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