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Sida S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3589) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3589

Videotape testimony of Sida S., who was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1921. She recalls her family's move to Belgrade in 1934; involvement in Hashomer Hatzair; attending medical school; German invasion; hiding with her sister's non-Jewish friends; traveling to Tuzla with her boyfriend and brother to escape Ustaša killings; doing forced labor in her mother's place; sending photos of her parents to a relative in Mostar to obtain false papers; her father's and brother's arrest by Ustaša; receiving the false papers and a Muslim disguise; escaping with her mother to Italian-occupied Mostar; joining the partisans after the Italians left; traveling to Kaštel Lukšić with her mother, avoiding Chetniks and Ustaša; learning her brother had escaped from Jasenovac (her father and twelve other relatives were killed); partisan assignments in many places including Livno and Split; recovering from typhus in winter 1943; reunion with her mother, sister, and brother in Belgrade after liberation; completing medical school; and serving in the air force. Dr. S. discusses joining the partisans for idealistic reasons; operating partisan medical units under unbearable conditions; and dismay over the present political situation and lack of honor for the partisans. She shows photographs.

S., Sida, 1921-
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 21, 1996.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sida S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3589). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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