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Mina K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3585) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3585

Videotape testimony of Mina K., who was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, one of two children. She describes her family's orthodoxy; meeting her future husband while studying in Paris in 1939; returning home; Soviet occupation; traveling to Yugoslavia via Odesa, Moscow, and Zemun; marriage in Novi Sad; living in Belgrade; her husband's military draft; following him to Sarajevo, Trebinje, then Zupcě, where his parents lived; her husband's return; serving as a medic with the partisans; fighting Italian troops; treating a wounded Italian soldier; capture by Chetniks; transfer to Italian custody; imprisonment in Trebinje; transfer to a prison in Dubrovnik; her husband's execution by Chetniks; the Italian soldier she treated testifying on her behalf, thus saving her life; transfer to a camp in Prevlaka; assistance from fellow prisoners; receiving packages from her husband's family; transfer to a prison in Dubrovnik; Italian capitulation; release; hiding in various places using false papers; rejoining the partisans; participating in the liberation of Mostar and Sarajevo; fighting in Bihać, Zagreb, and Ljubljana; traveling to Belgrade; assignment to the Foreign Ministry; remarriage; working as an interpreter in Skopje; living in Niš; and the birth of two children. Ms. K. notes the deaths of her immediate family in Lithuania; writing a book about her experiences; and contact with surviving relatives in Israel. She shows photographs.

K., Mina, 1920-
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1996
Interview Date
May 26, 1996.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mina K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3585). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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