Eda de Botton-Siakki, her husband Alvertos Siakkis, and their daughter Reina lived in Thessaloniki. In 1942, conditions imposed by the Nazis meant the family had to leave their home. Reina was sent to a Catholic convent where she would be safe, while her parents were forced to flee elsewhere.
Alvertos went to the mountains where he joined the resistance movement. He managed to escape to the Middle East.
Sadly, Eda's efforts to flee were unsuccessful. She was confined in the ghetto, then sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944.
Eda survived her time at Bergen-Belsen and was reunited with her daughter in Paris in 1946.
Eda finally returned to Greece, where she lived until her death in 1990.