When Nazi occupiers arrived in Greece in 1941, almost 50,000 Jews from the city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) were sent to concentration camps, and few returned. A Jewish doctor named Isaac Matarasso and his son escaped imprisonment and joined the resistance. After the city's liberation, they returned to rebuild Salonica, and in these powerful 1948 reminiscences, he shares the challenges confronting the survivors who must grapple with the near-total destruction of their community.
Talking Until Nightfall: Remembering Jewish Salonica 1941-44
Author: Isaac Matarasso.