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Majer A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3592) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3592

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    Videotape testimony of Majer A., who was born in Sarajevo, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Bosnia) in 1915. He recalls his family's orthodoxy; his father's active role in Jewish and civic affairs; developing leftist leanings; studying law in Belgrade and Paris; Yugoslav military service; discrimination against Jews in the military; briefly working for a law firm; German invasion in spring 1941; assignment to a unit in Slavonski Brod; being disarmed by Croats; returning to Sarajevo; sending his parents south; escaping as German troops arrived; meeting his parents in Konjic; traveling to Dubrovnik (his parents returned to Sarajevo); Italian occupation; briefly visiting his parents to convince them to escape (they refused); living in Split, then Korčula; benign treatment by the Italians; contacts with partisans, including Cadik D.; Italian capitulation; joining partisans in Split; being wounded; evacuation to Brač Island; returning to Korčula Island; guarding a British officer; retreating from a German/Ustaša offensive to Hvar; assignments on Brač, Hvar, and Vis islands; liberating Hvar, Korčula, Pelješa, Šibenik, and Knin; and serving as an artillery officer until the war was over. Mr. A. discusses his parents' murders in concentration camps; his military career in Belgrade and Zagreb; and participating in the Jewish community.
    A., Majer, 1915-
    Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
    Interview Date
    May 20, 1996.
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Paris (France)
    Slavonski Brod (Croatia)
    Konjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    Split (Croatia)
    Brač Island (Croatia)
    Vis Island (Croatia)
    Korčula (Croatia)
    Hvar Island (Croatia)
    Korčula Island (Croatia)
    Pelješac Peninsula (Croatia)
    Šibenik (Croatia)
    Knin (Croatia)
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Cite As
    Majer A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3592). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Serbian.
    Related material: Cadik D. Holocaust testimony [fellow partisan] (HVT-2212), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 25 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Italian occupation.
    Postwar experiences.

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