About the project
The research programme
In October 2010, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation chose to fund the research project submitted by the Group for the Study of the History of the Jews of Greece, entitled: “From Between the Wars to Reconstruction (1930-1960). The Experience of the Jews of Greece in Audio-Visual Testimony”. The study was carried out and completed in 2011. The results of the work of the research group are presented in part on this web site. They fall into two categories:
- The construction of an electronic data base in which audiovisual testimonies of Greek Jewish survivors of the Holocaust are catalogued.
- Processing of the archived material with the aim of conducting historical studies which shed light on new aspects of the experience of the survivors.
Execution of the research programme “From Between the Wars to Reconstruction (1930-1960). The Experience of the Jews of Greece in Audio-Visual Testimony” was funded by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
"John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation"
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The English version of the database and the translation of the website in English was partly funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.
Responsibility for the content rests solely on the editors.
The research group would like to express its warm thanks to those responsible for the archives which generously made available to us the material from the testimonies:
- Nikos Apostolopoulos from the Freie Universität Berlin for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute΄s Visual History Archive
- Joanne Rudof, from Yale University, for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
- Zanet Battinou, from the Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens
- Riki van Boeschoten for the Archive of Oral History of the University of Thessaly, Volos
Data from the Visual History Archive (VHA) provided by USC Shoah Foundation -The Institute for Visual History and Education. For further information or to view any of these testimonies please visit sfi.usc.edu.
We also thank Nikos Tzafleris for his research in the Yad Vashem Archive and the researchers who placed at our disposal data from testimonies they had collected themselves.
Thanks go to Samy Tamboch who gave us permission to use his pictures and Frangiski Abatzopoulou who gave us permission to use the “Little dictionary of the world of the camps”.
The translation of the website in English was done by James Lillie.
The phonetic matching algorithm is created by Alexander Beider and Stephen P. Morse.