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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.
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Fany K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1086). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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