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Aleksander L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2203) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2203

Videotape testimony of Aleksander L., who was born in approximately 1922. He recounts attending Belgrade University; German invasion in 1941; volunteering for military service; returning home two weeks later; forced labor clearing bombing rubble; working for the Jewish council; his mother purchasing false Italian papers for him; fleeing to Italian-occupied Split via Dubrovnik; destroying the false documents; living with relatives for several months; discovery; deportation to Dubrovnik in 1942; warning of arrest by the Ustaša; escaping back to Split; brief imprisonment; transfer to an Italian-occupied coastal region, then two months later to Kraljevica; transfer to Rab Island in June 1943; Italian capitulation in September; organizing themselves into combat units, including one of Jews; joining mainland partisans; dispersal of the Jews in case of capture by Germans or Ustaša; demobilization in November 1945; returning to Belgrade; reunion with his father and younger sister; studying law and economics; and his career in government and journalism. Mr. L. discusses the war experiences of his relatives, many of whom perished.

Author/Creator
L., Aleksander, 1922?-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 11, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aleksander L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2203). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.