Consists of one typed story, 8 pages, written by Jack Samarias in the voice of his aunt, Naki (Esther) Touron-Fais, and describing her Holocaust experiences. In the story, "Naki" describes the wartime bombing of her hometown of Larissa, Greece; the family's decision to leave Larissa for Vizitsa, Greece, where they felt they would be safer; her visit to Larissa in March 1944, where she was arrested and taken to an internment camp outside of Larissa. She and a friend, Julie, lied about being Christians and convinced the German guards to release them as long as they could provide proof. Julie could not stand up to the scrutiny and was returned to the internment camp, while Naki was placed in a prison in Volos. After several weeks, she was released and returned to her family in Vizitska. Most of those in the internment camp in Larissa were deported to concentration camps and perished, including Julie, who died after liberation.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of James Samarias
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