Bernat F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3581) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- May 30, 1996.
- 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.
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.