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Oral history interview with Isaac Sevi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1776 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1776

Isaac Sevi discusses his early years in Salonika, Greece; the history and culture of the Jewish community there; the changes he experienced after the German invasion in 1941; his experiences in the ghetto; the food shortages in the winter of 1941-1942; the typhus outbreak; his experiences in a labor camp near Athens; his subsequent deportation with his brother to Auschwitz in 1943; his three weeks in Auschwitz-Birkenau; his transfer to Warsaw, Poland to remove the rubble in the aftermath of the Ghetto Uprising, where he remained until the summer of 1944; the lack of friendships and help that he experienced, as well as his despair; his time on a death march to Germany beginning in summer 1944; his experiences in a labor camp near Dachau; the work he performed in a factory; his liberation with his brother by the United States Army on April 30, 1945; his reunion with his sister; his immigration to the United States in 1956; and his work speaking to groups about his Holocaust experiences.


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Interviewee
Isaac Sevi
Date
interview:  1981 November 09
Language
English
Extent
2 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-09 12:23:11
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