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Cadik D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2212) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2212

Videotape testimony of Cadik D., descendant of a rabbinical family, who graduated from rabbinical school in Sarajevo in 1937. He recalls working in Kosovska, then Pristina; involvement with progressive student groups; his denunciation by the fascist newspaper "Balkan"; moving to Split; participation in Hoshomer Hatzair; being drafted in 1940; serving in Skopje; German invasion in April 1941; escaping incarceration as a prisoner of war; returning to Sarajevo; anti-Jewish regulations; traveling to Italian-occupied Split; resistance activities; hiding a partisan wounded by Ustaša; his sister joining him when their mother and other sister were incarcerated in Djakovo; correspondence from his father who was hidden by Muslims (he reads his last letter); and his father's arrest and death in Jasenovac. Rabbi D. recalls arrest for resistance activities in April 1942; transfer to Alberobello, then Fara Sabina; escaping after Italian capitulation to Germany; joining Italian partisans (Antonia Gramsci brigade) in Gavazzo and Mount Grappa; liberation; living in Venice; returning to Belgrade in 1947; serving as the rabbi until 1950; three years in Israel; returning to serve in the Yugoslav foreign ministry until 1970; and acting as the only rabbi in Yugoslavia since then. He notes only two sisters survived and sixty family members were killed.

D., Cadik.
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 16, 1991.
Skopje (Macedonia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Kosovska Mitrovica (Serbia)
Pristina (Kosovo)
Split (Croatia)
Fara Sabina (Italy)
Alberobello (Italy)
Gavazzo Nouva (Italy)
Grappa, Mount (Italy)
Venice (Italy)
Belgrade (Serbia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Cadik D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2212). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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