Rašela P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2214) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,
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.
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
- Interview Date
- June 29, 1991.
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Brač Island (Croatia)
Steinhuder Lake (Germany)
- 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.