Malvina H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2206) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
- Interview Date
- January 10, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Malvina H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2206). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Malvina H., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1913 and raised in Subotica. She recounts membership in Hashomer Hatzair; moving to Zagreb with them; leaving the Zionist group to join Marxist groups; moving to Belgrade; marriage to a Croatian non-Jew; German invasion in 1941; not registering as a Jew (her documents listed her as a Catholic Croat); her husband's death escaping from a camp; living with her mother-in-law; helping her Jewish friend Blanka acquire false papers as a non-Jew; registering Blanka's daughter as her own; living together; hosting communist meetings; Blanka being recognized as a Jew; moving to Stepojevac; returning to Belgrade with Blanka's daughter; bribing a police officer; returning to Stepojevac; hiding Blanka when she was recognized; their non-Jewish landlady hiding them from Chetniks; a brief trip to Belgrade; a Chetnik commander protecting them in Stepojevac; and joining the partisans with Blanka. Mrs. H. notes her lifelong friendship with Blanka. She shows photographs.