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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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kotor (Montenegro)
Bari (Italy)
Vieste (Italy)
Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Travnik (Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leon K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1424). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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