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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.
Split (Croatia)
Kaštel Lukšić (Croatia)
Livno (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
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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