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Marko A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2190) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2190

Videotape testimony of Marko A., who was born in Požarevac, Yugoslavia in 1909. He recalls cordial relations with Serbs; moving to Belgrade in 1928; becoming a physician; marriage to a Serb; German invasion in 1941; Aleksandar Ranković, a communist official, warning him to flee; traveling to Durmitor, then Bijelo Polje; returning to Belgrade after a month; hiding in his mother's attic; his wife and her sister openly living there; hiding supplies for Blagoje Nešković, a communist official; acquiring false papers; the police receiving information about the hideout; their futile search; his wife's arrest and torture; hiding partisans and politicians, including Milovan Djilas, Ivan Ribar, Spasenija-Cana Babović, and Ljubinka Milosavljević; reluctantly joining the Communist Party; his brother's death as a partisan in battle in October 1941; his sister-in-law providing food; leaving and returning to the hiding place with his mother several times; arrest of his wife and sister-in-law in April 1943; his wife's beating; leaving the hiding place in August 1944; hiding from the Chetniks who were killing communists; liberation; working as a physician with a battalion in Belgrade; and membership on a committee investigating war crimes and collaborators. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
A., Marko, 1909-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
February 5, 1991.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marko A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2190). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.