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Lea S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2202) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2202

Videotape testimony of Lea S., who was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. She recalls her large extended family; German invasion; anti-Jewish legislation; forced factory labor; hiding during a deportation; a guard letting her escape; briefly staying with a Jewish friend; meeting a non-Jew involved with the partisans who hid her, then arranged her transfer and provided false papers; traveling to Italian-occupied Mostar; assistance from the Jewish community; transfer to Hvar Island; benign conditions; transfer to Rab in May 1943; concentration camp conditions; organizing education for the children; forming a resistance group; abandonment by the Italian guards; joining a partisan unit; her assignment to a communications unit; becoming a code expert and officer; learning in 1946 that her family had all been killed; recuperating in Bled; and reunion with her fiancé.

S., Lea.
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 11, 1991.
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Hvar Island (Croatia)
Bled (Slovenia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lea S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2202). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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