Dragutin B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3712)
- Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- May 12, 1996.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Dragutin B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3712). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dragutin B., who was born in Čalma, Serbia in 1912, one of six children. He recounts three Jewish families living there; his family history; moving to Zemun in 1920; working in a bank in Belgrade; military draft; marriage to a non-Jew in Pančevo in 1940; retreating through numerous towns, ending in an Italian-occupied area; returning home to be with his family; temporary exemption from anti-Jewish restrictions due to his non-Jewish wife; obtaining false papers with assistance from a non-Jew; working for Organisation Todt in Metovnica; saving two Romanies by obtaining false papers from his German employer; arrest in Bor in October 1943; a foiled escape attempt; interrogation and torture; escaping; reunion with his wife; detainment and interrogation by Chetniks; living in villages under Chetnik protection in fear of discovery as a Jew; joining the partisans in September 1944; participation in the liberation of Belgrade in October; Soviet military service; postwar re-employment by the bank; and divorce, remarriage, and his son's birth.