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From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and back : memories of a survivor from Thessaloniki /
Erikah Myriam Kounio Amariglio ; translated into English by Theresa Sundt (née Amariglio).
imprint
London ; Portland, OR : Vallentine Mitchell, c2000.
description
xiv, 160 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0853033900 (pbk.)
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Book
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Erika Myriam Kounio Amariglio was born in Thessaloniki. In March 1943 she and her family were among 2,800 people who were deported with the first transport to Auschwitz extermination camp. She remained there for two-and-a-half years. Due to her knowledge of German, she worked as a scribe in the camp's Gestapo office. After the war, she returned to Greece and married.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Before the Second World War 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. Erika Amariglio's story covers the period before the war in Thessaloniki, the German occupation, the transportation, the two-and-a-half years that she and members of her family spent in Auschwitz, the long death march back to Germany, their escape to Yugoslavia, and the eventual reunion of the family in Greece.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The Library of Holocaust Testimonies is a series of accounts of the experiences of those who suffered under the hands of the Nazis during the attempt to carry out the final solution, or, the extermination of the Jews in Europe.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Biographical Notep. viii
The Library of Holocaust Testimoniesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prologuep. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Glossaryp. xv
A Happy Childhood in Thessalonikip. 1
German Occupation and Deportationp. 23
Arrival in Auschwitz and Birkenaup. 54
Bookkeeper of Death in Auschwitzp. 76
Times of Terror and Hope of Survivalp. 97
Ravensbruck, Malchov and Liberationp. 120
A New Lifep. 140
Epiloguep. 159
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