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Rena B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1654) interviewed by Nadine Weinstein and Froma T. Willen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1654

Videotape testimony of Rena B., who was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1935. She recalls the family's move to Zagreb; Sephardic Jewish life, particularly Passover; German invasion; anti-Jewish laws; her father hiding to avoid arrest; fleeing with her mother to Italian-occupied Split, with the assistance of a non-Jewish friend; her father's arrival after several months; living in a displaced persons camp in Trieste; living in Asti for eighteen months; friendship with a local girl; briefly attending school in Turin; a fascist round-up and internment in Ferramonti; Zionist activities in the camp; the kindness of Italian people toward the prisoners; liberation by United States troops; and transport to the Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter in New York in 1944. Mrs. B. details locating numerous family members after the war and Jewish life and culture in Yugoslavia. She shows family photographs and artifacts and a book about Fort Ontario.

B., Rena, 1935-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
April 21, 1991.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Rena B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1654). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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