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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2214

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    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.
    P., Rašela.
    Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
    Interview Date
    June 29, 1991.
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Osijek (Croatia)
    Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Split (Croatia)
    Brač Island (Croatia)
    Rijeka (Croatia)
    Steinhuder Lake (Germany)
    Cite As
    Rašela P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2214). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Serbian.
    Associated material: Cadik D. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-2214), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 25 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Italian occupation.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Childbirth in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.
    Husband Death.

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