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Isak S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2192) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2192

Videotape testimony of Isak S., who was born in 1916 in Thessalonikē, Greece, the oldest of four children. He recounts his family's return to Štip when World War I ended (his family had been in Štip for generations); working in a bank in Ljubljana; moving to Sarajevo after the war started in Yugoslavia in April 1941; Bulgarian occupation; volunteering for military service; anti-Jewish restrictions; leading an underground group in Štip; a raid on underground members in November 1942; asking non-Jews for hiding places based on military surrounding the town; a round-up of all Jews in March 1943; escaping; hiding outside town, then with a partisan colleague who arranged to hide him in a rural vineyard; attending underground meetings, but moving frequently; joining a partisan group in the Šar Mountains, then Albania; assisting the Allies; learning his parents, siblings, and extended family had been deported to Treblinka (fewer than ten of 550 Jews from Štip survived); and his postwar career. Mr. S. discusses the history of Macedonian Jewry, particularly in Štip, and Jewish participation in the partisans.

Author/Creator
S., Isak, 1916-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 2, 1991.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Isak S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2192). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296603
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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