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"Naki's Story"

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    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.
    publication/distribution:  2013
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of James Samarias
    Collection Creator
    James Samarias

    Physical Details

    1 folder

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    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Touron-Fais, Esther.

    Administrative Notes

    James Samarias donated his story of his aunt's experiences to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013.
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    2023-02-24 13:41:15
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