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Fany K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1086) interviewed by Lawrence Miznagit, Yoram Amit and Raphael Rozner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1086

Videotape testimony of Fany K., who was born in Osijek, Yugoslavia in 1922. Ms. K. recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; belonging to Zionist groups; their strong Yugoslav identities; German occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; round-ups of Jews, including relatives, who were never heard from again; feeding and helping prisoners who were in Djakovo; being rounded-up by Ustaša in July 1942; her father arranging her and her mother's escape (they never saw him again); joining relatives in Tuzla; moving to a village, posing as non-Jews; becoming a courier for the partisans; fleeing from German troops into forests; her mother's illness and hospitalization; her own illness due to the harsh winter; assistance from a partisan physician; visiting her mother (she never saw her again); illnesses including typhus and appendicitis; traveling from village to village, some controlled by Chetnik, some Ustaša; surgery by a Ustaša physican in Bjelina; hiding in a bunker; discovery by Nazis; a mass killing of those who could not walk; identifying herself as a "Volksdeutsche"; working for German officers; a former non-Jewish neighbor not exposing her; transfer to Zagreb, then Vienna; slave labor in Siebenhirten; Allied bombings destroying the camp; escaping to Vienna; liberation by Soviets troops; returning to Osijek via Subotica; futile efforts to reclaim family property; marriage in Zagreb; her son's birth in 1946 in a small town; moving to Sarajevo; and emigration to Israel in 1948. Ms. K. discusses their life in Israel; her and her son's illness resulting from the war; and visiting Yugoslavia in 1977.

K., Fany, 1922-
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
Interview Date
January 11, January 17 and February 8, 1985.
Osijek (Croatia)
Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Bjelina (Croatia)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Vienna (Austria)
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fany K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1086). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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