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Eta N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2213) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2213

Videotape testimony of Eta N., who grew up in Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia in an affluent family. She recalls medical studies in Zagreb; expulsion in 1941, with only two exams to complete, when the Ustaša came to power; marriage; returning home; her daughter's birth; round-ups of Jews including her brother, father (they were killed), and mother; a Croat and a Jewish doctor organizing a physicians group to eliminate syphilis in Bosnia; she and her husband volunteering which protected their immediate families; obtaining her mother's release; a Muslim man bringing her to them in Tuzla; a brutal round-up of local Jews; clandestine contacts with partisans; warnings to leave; moving to Bosanska Krupa; learning many of their colleagues were killed by Chetniks; a retaliatory mass killing in a nearby village after a resistance action; spying for the partisans; a Muslim warning them to leave; her husband leaving to ascertain conditions in another village; her mother's and daughter's deaths in a bombing; leaving for the other village; joining the partisans; her son's birth en route to their assignment; her husband's service in mobile partisan hospitals; her service in a hospital in Sokolovo; and entering Zagreb with the partisans in May 1945. Dr. N. pays homage to her medical colleagues in the partisans.

N., Eta.
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
Interview Date
February 11, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eta N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2213). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.