From Thessaloniki To Auschwitz and Back (Library of Holocaust Testimonies) - Softcover
Before WWII there was a thriving Jewish community of some 50,000 people in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1943, under Nazi occupation, virtually the entire community was deported to Auschwitz extermination camp. That the author, Erika Amariglio, and several members of her family survived is due only to a series of coincidences, including the fact that they were on the first transport ot Auschwitz and that they spoke fluent German. Erika Amariglio's story covers the period before the war in Thessaloniki, the German occupation and the gradual tightening of restrictions, the transportation, the two-and-a-half years spent in Auschwitz, the long death march back to Germany, the Amariglio family's escape to Yugoslavia, and their eventual reunion of the family in Greece. It concludes with the author's return to Auschwitz many years later as a delegate to an international conference on the Holocaust. This book has been previously published in Greek, German, French and Serbian.
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The memoirs of a Jewish-Greek woman who was taken from occupied Greece and transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz. She survived two-and-a-half years in the camps and later escaped to Yugoslavia. Translated from the Greek Penenta chronia meta . Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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- PublisherVallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd
- Publication date2000
- ISBN 10 0853033900
- ISBN 13 9780853033905
- Number of pages256