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Debora K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2204) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2204

Videotape testimony of Debora K., who grew up in Prijedor, Bosnia, one of five children. She recalls attending university in Belgrade in 1934; marriage to a non-Jewish Serb in 1936; living in Smederevska Palanka; her son's birth; German invasion in 1941; partisan activities with her husband; their arrest; traumatic separation from her husband; transfer to a Belgrade prison, then Banjica; interrogations and beatings; transfer of Jewish prisoners to Zemun (Zajmiste) in December 1941; sharing food and clothing with Romani prisoners; becoming ill; assistance from fellow prisoners; her husband arranging her release in February 1942 due to her marriage to a non-Jew; continuing their partisan activities in Belgrade; liberation; reunion with her son (he had been with relatives); and moving to Prijedor in 1946. Ms. K. discusses the psychosis of hunger and fear in camps; the murders of her parents, sisters, brother-in-law, and sister's child in camps; and her two brothers surviving as partisans.

Author/Creator
K., Debora.
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
March 19, 1991.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Debora K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2204). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.