Autor: Samuel Mordoh
Número de Páginas: 330
A biography of the author's father, Leon Mordoh, relating his fate and that of his family during World War II and after. Mordoh was born in Salonika in 1910 to a family of Sephardic Jews. Because of his communist militancy, he was imprisoned for two years. In 1935 he moved with his wife Riqueta, his mother, two brothers, and other relatives to Athens for economic reasons. In 1939 Samuel, the author, was born. When the Italians invaded Greece in 1941, Leon joined the resistance. The Italian invasion failed, but the Nazis occupied Greece, leaving the administration to the Italians. The family was provided by the resistance with false documents, so they could pose as non-Jews. In 1943, with the defeat of Italy by the Allies, the Nazis took complete control of Greece. The resistance and the communists helped the Jews by burning the archives of the Athenian Jewish community, and the resistance also helped the Mordoh family by hiding them in a mountain village. When the security situation deteriorated further, Leon arranged an escape for the family by ship to Turkey. He saved the lives of 40 members of his immediate and extended family, who then travelled to Eretz Israel. His sister...