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Oral history interview with Tannas Eleftherios

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.530.22 | RG Number: RG-50.855.0022

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    Oral history interview with Tannas Eleftherios


    Interview Summary
    Eleftherios (also known as Napoleon) Tannas, born in October 1926 in the neighborhood of Archimandriou Church in Ioannina, Greece, describes his experience as a Greek Christian in Ioannina during the German occupation (1941–1943); his father, who was a porter and the family was poor; his mother, who was from Turkish Asia Minor; his six siblings Anastasia (born circa 1930) and Marika (born circa 1935); moving with his family to the area inside the Castle of Ioannina; quitting school in 1936 at the age of 10 and starting work in a coffee shop to help his family; the Jewish children in his elementary school; the good relations between Jews and non-Jews; the Jewish stores in town; the Jewish doctor, Dr. Kofinas, who served the people of Castle; the Italian occupation of Ioannina at the beginning of the war; the worse conditions during the German occupation; the roundup and deportation of the Jews in open military trucks during the winter of 1943; the theft of Jewish belongings; and the Jewish organization formed after the war, the Heirless Property and Jewish Rehabilitation Fund (O.P.A.I.E.), which managed the estates of the people lost in the concentration camps.
    Tannas Eleftherios
    Renna Molho
    interview:  2015 June 26
    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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