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Albertos Beraha

My grandmother would also take me to the working class neighborhoods in Thessaloniki. There was a big fire in Thessaloniki in 1917 [3] and almost the whole town had burned down, so lots of people were left homeless.

That was near the end of World War I, and when the British and French troops left the city their deserted camps were turned into refugee housing. Even when I was a child these refugee camps still existed; they were '151' [4] and No. 6 and Baron Hirsch [5]. Only Jews lived in these camps and my father, who was a member of the Community Council, was in charge of this section.
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