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Matilda Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3506) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3506

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Matilda Z., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1926, the third of six children. She describes her father's death in 1937; their subsequent impoverishment; support from relatives and the Ashkenazi community; their home being bombed in April 1941; living with relatives; anti-Jewish restrictions; going without her armband with Serbian friends; a German patrol identifying her as a Jew; forced labor washing toilets for a day; another older brother being shot in a mass killing; another older brother being caught and killed in 1942; orders for her family to report to the police; refusing to go; escaping with help from an aunt who was married to a non-Jewish Serb; living with her using false papers; transfer in winter 1942-1943 to her aunt's husband's relatives in Bogosavac; (they did not know she was Jewish); caring for their home and children; killings during Chetnik raids; liberation; traveling to Šabac, then Belgrade; learning her mother and siblings had been killed at Sajmište; denial of her losses (she continued to look for them); military enlistment; joining SKOJ; serving as a nurse; and marriage in 1951. Mrs. Z. notes her continuing support of the family that rescued her. She shows photographs and documents.
    Author/Creator
    Z., Matilda, 1926-
    Published
    Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    September 27, 1995.
    Locale
    Yugoslavia
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Bogosavac (Serbia)
    Šabac (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Matilda Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3506). 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. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 22 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Mass killings.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291815
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4291815

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