Mario Moshe

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This photo was taken in 1928. At that time my mother’s brother Mario Moshe was 24 years old.

My mother was called Erietta, nee Moshe. In her family there were two sisters and two brothers, Jacques, Mario, Erietta and Sylvia.

With the bombings in Thessaloniki we decided to come to Athens in 1941.

When we arrived in Athens, we were accommodated at my Uncle Mario's place, who lived on Ploutarchou Street in Kolonaki, from March to September.

In April the Germans entered and occupied Athens, and they set up camp in Ploutarchou Street. Then the racist legislation was passed, so we had to hide.

My uncle Mario had a friend called Aristotelis Stamatiadis, who was working at the Ionian Popular Bank.

He sent me to a friend of his in Ekali, I remember I went in the morning to the bank wearing a scarf and looking down so that nobody would recognize me.

Mr. Stamatiadis took me to Mr. Telemachos Apostolpoulos, the bank manager.

He died recently, at the age of 104, and he was included on the list of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

Uncle Mario was hiding in an apartment near to Acropolis.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewer:
Vivianne Karagouni
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2006
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Mario Moshe
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
The Ottoman Empire
Year of death:
1970
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Died where:
Athens

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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