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Rahela R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3583) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3583

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Rahela R., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1926. She recalls her mother's death in 1934; cordial relations with non-Jews; participating in the Zionist group Akiba; learning Eastern Orthodoxy ritual and prayer in school, which later helped her pose as a non-Jew; German invasion; visiting her brother and two uncles at Topovske Šupe; her brother's warning that they should hide; watching her brother being taken away; his murder, with three hundred other Jews, in reprisal for a German who was killed; hiding in Arandelovac; obtaining false papers; receiving travel documents from her father's friend, an army general; moving to Vrnjačka Banja; living with Serbian families, one of which was in the Serbian collaborationist regime; liberation; reunion with her other brother; learning her father had been shot; returning to Belgrade; difficulties reclaiming family property; and disclosing her Jewish identity to the collaborationist family with whom she had lived. Ms. R. discusses testifying on behalf of a Chetnik who saved her; losing her faith in God when her brother was killed; and only five of her family of sixty-four surviving. She shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    R., Rahela, 1926-
    Published
    Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
    Interview Date
    May 28, 1996.
    Locale
    Yugoslavia
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Aranđelovac (Serbia)
    Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Rahela R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3583). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291881
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
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