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Malvina H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2206) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2206

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.

Author/Creator
H., Malvina, 1913-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
Interview Date
January 10, 1992.
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296618
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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