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Rašela P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2214) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2214

Videotape testimony of Rašela P., who was born in Yugoslavia. She recalls her father was a rabbi; being rounded up with her family in Sarajevo in September 1941; train transport to Lobograd; return to Sarajevo (there was no room in Lobograd); transport to Djakovo in October; receiving food from Jewish youths from Osijek (Jews were still safe there); singing about conditions; many deaths (the singing stopped); being taken to a convent in Osijek by herself when she was due to give birth; giving birth (the child did not survive); living in the Jewish old age home; Ustaša harassment of Jews; traveling to Italian-occupied Mostar; notifying her sister in Split that Ustaša arrival was imminent; receiving false papers from her sister via an Italian soldier; traveling to Split; internment in Brač, then Rab; joining the partisans in September 1943; capture by Germans; imprisonment in Rijeka; transport to Auschwitz; posing as a non-Jew; forced labor; a death march and train transport to Bergen-Belsen in January 1945; assistance from Yugoslav prisoners when she was ill; liberation by British troops; recovery at Steinhuder; returning to Sarajevo in September; learning her husband, parents, three brothers, and many relatives had been killed; and reunion with her brother Cadik and her sister.

Author/Creator
P., Rašela.
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
June 29, 1991.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rašela P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2214). 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/4296631
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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