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1 Thessaloniki, Greece
Daniel Bennahmias was born in 1923 in Thessaloniki, and lived there with his parents, Mark and Harriet.
2 Athens, Greece
Daniel and his family moved to Athens in 1943 and went into hiding after the Italian surrender in the September of that year.
3 Haidari, Greece
The Bennahmias family were sent to Haidari concentration camp in March 1944, having been betrayed and subsequently arrested in Athens.
4 Auschwitz, Poland
Daniel was sent to Birkenau - the extermination camp of the Auschwitz camp complex, which also comprised forced labour camps and concentration camps - in mid-April 1944.
5 Mauthausen, Austria
In January 1945, German soldiers took Daniel from Auschwitz to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
6 Ebensee (a subcamp of Mauthausen), Austria
Daniel was then sent to Ebensee (a subcamp of Mauthausen) before he was finally liberated by troops later in 1945.
7 Athens, Greece
After he was liberated, Daniel returned to Athens, where he married Odette Sabbethai in 1951.
8 California, USA
After their marriage, Daniel and Odette moved to the United States, as numerous Holocaust survivors from Greece did at the time. They adopted two children, Sabrina (in 1960) and Marc (in 1962).