Debora K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2204) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 19, 1991.
- 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.
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.