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Josip E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1324) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1324

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Josip E., who was born in Yugoslavia in 1927. He recalls they were one of three families in a small village; attending high school in Osijek; returning home in 1941 when Croatia allied itself with Germany; his father's deportation; the Jewish community arranging for him to live with a Jewish family in Osijek when all Jews were deported, including his mother; moving to a relative in Slavonska Požega; arrest by the Ustaša; deportation to Stara Gradiška; slave labor; a cousin sharing bread; random killings; a public execution; transfer to Jasenovac; encountering an uncle who gave him extra food until he was killed in December 1944; mass killings with knives by the Ustaša; a revolt led by a communist prisoner in April 1945; his escape (almost everyone else was killed); hiding with assistance from local Serbs; hospitalization; joining the Yugoslav army; his career; marriage in 1950; and the births of two daughters. Mr. E. discusses details of camp life including inter-group relations; no one from his family of over one hundred surviving in Yugoslavia; nightmares and health problems resulting from the camps; and destruction of Jewish life in Croatia by the Ustaša.
    Author/Creator
    E., Josip, 1927-
    Published
    Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1989
    Interview Date
    December 15, 1989.
    Locale
    Yugoslavia
    Osijek (Croatia)
    Slavonska Požega (Croatia)
    Cite As
    Josip E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1324). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283736
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4283736

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