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Moric L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3590) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3590

Videotape testimony of Moric L., who was born in Bihać, Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1908. He recalls training as a surveyor in Belgrade; marriage in Žepče; working in several towns for the Yugoslav land registry; his daughter's birth; serving in the military during German invasion; fleeing to Bihać rather than surrendering as ordered; anti-Jewish harassment and violence by the Ustaša; imprisonment with nine other Jewish men; being beaten; being sent to join his family in Bosanski Petrovac; their transfer to Prijedor; an official releasing them; traveling to Cazin where his brother was a physician; the local Muslims protecting them; joining the partisans with ten men; his wife serving in a partisan medical unit (she died); his daughter and mother being killed by Chetniks; military actions in many places as part of Tito's forces; ending the war as a major; his subsequent military career (he retired as a lieutenant colonel); marriage to a military physician (she was the first female general); and the births of two children. Mr. L. notes he is sorry to have lived to see the present conflict in Yugoslavia. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
L., Moric, 1908-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 17, 1996.
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moric L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3590). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.