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Albert E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3584) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3584

Videotape testimony of Albert E., who was born in Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia in 1929 and was raised in Zagreb. He recalls expulsion from gymnasium in 1941 due to the anti-Jewish laws of newly independent Croatia; his father's deportation to Jasenovac (they never saw him again); a Croatian neighbor alerting them that the Ustaša were looking for them; he, his mother, and sister hiding with Croat friends; returning home; hiding several more times; an uncle sending them false papers; moving to Mostar in the Italian-occupied area; Italians helping the Jews to leave, knowing the Ustaša would soon take over; benign Italian internment in Jelsa and Hvar; transfer to Rab; the camp underground preparing for the arrival of partisans when Italy capitulated; partisan assistance evacuating to Topusko, headquarters of the anti-fascist Croatians; hiding with peasants in several villages during Nazi offensives; working as a partisan courier; seeing Randolph Churchill often (he was in the British mission); moving to Zadar with his mother and sister after its liberation; returning to Zagreb; working as a journalist while attending school; emigrating with his family to Israel in 1949; meeting his future wife while visiting Yugoslavia; returning permanently in 1962; and working in Jewish communal affairs after his retirement.

Author/Creator
E., Albert, 1929-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 28, 1996.
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Albert E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3584). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291882
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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