Jelena H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2209) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 13, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jelena H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2209). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jelena H., who was born in Padina, Yugoslavia. She recounts graduating as a physician from university in Belgrade; German invasion; briefly returning home; returning to Belgrade in June; working in a hospital; returning home; deportation of all Jews to Belgrade in August; a round-up in November, including her father (she never saw him again); incarceration in Zemun in December; working in a hospital; efforts to save children; Serbs bringing them food; her husband (a Bulgarian) arranging for her and her mother to join him in Bitola in March 1942; deportation in March 1943 to Skopje; incarceration in a tobacco factory; working in a sanatorium; deportations; mobilization as a doctor (her husband, mother, and mother-in-law remained with her); assignment to a village, then to Titov Veles; her husband's execution by Germans in June 1944; serving as a partisan doctor; living in Bitola after liberation; and moving to Belgrade.