Bernat F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3581) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,
Videotape testimony of Bernat F., who was born in Vojvodina, Yugoslavia in 1921, the youngest of seven children. He remembers his childhood in Subotica; his family's orthodoxy; membership in Hashomer Hatzair; attending gymnasium; his communist leanings undermining his religious beliefs; his mother's death; Hungarian occupation; conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in 1942; solidarity with those in his unit from Vojvodina; being moved to many locations ending in Bor; escaping four weeks later with others with assistance from a Serb partisan; joining a partisan unit and SKOJ; battles against Chetniks; being wounded; enlistment in the Yugoslav military (this became the career from which he retired); learning his father and two sisters did not survive; and marriage to an Orthodox Christian. Mr. F. discusses various factions of Chetniks and partisans; postwar trials of Chetnik collaborators; and the fates of those who were partisans with him.
- Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- May 30, 1996.
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Bernat F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3581). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.