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Jelena H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2209) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2209

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.

H., Jelena.
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
May 13, 1991.
Belgrade (Serbia)
Padina (Serbia)
Bitola (Macedonia)
Skopje (Macedonia)
Titov Veles (Macedonia)
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.
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