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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3592

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.

Author/Creator
A., Majer, 1915-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 20, 1996.
Locale
Yugoslavia
Austria
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)
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Majer A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3592). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291896
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:28:00
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