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Leon K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1424) interviewed by Nadine Weinstein and Adele Rice Nudel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1424

Videotape testimony of Leon K., who was born in a small town in Bosnia in 1907 to a family of nine children. He recalls his father's death; attending business college; a government job; marriage in Travnik on the day of the German invasion in 1941; working in Tuzla; moving to Travnik; hiding for three months to avoid deportation; reaching Italian-occupied Mostar with help from a Muslim; his wife joining him in January 1942; and fleeing to the mountains. He recounts living with partisans; moving to Kotor; transfer to Vieste, then Bari, Italy; emigration to the United States in 1943; living in the Fort Ontario refugee camp; their daughter's birth in 1945; and learning after the war that most of their family perished. Mr. K. shows a prayer book he carried throughout the war.

K., Leon, 1907-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
November 18, 1990.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Leon K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1424). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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