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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.
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Novi Sad (Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Moscow (Russia)
Odesa (Ukraine)
Zemun (Belgrade, Serbia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Trebinje (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Zupcě (Serbia)
Prevlaka (Serbia)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Bihać (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Skopje (Macedonia)
Niš (Serbia)
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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