Moric L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2215) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
- Interview Date
- January 3, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Moric L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2215). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Moric L., who was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1915, to a family of four children. He recalls serving in the Yugoslav military during the German invasion; bombing of Belgrade, including his family home; compulsory registration of Jews; anti-Jewish laws, including confiscation of the family store; forced labor clearing bombing rubble; transfer to the Jewish hospital; arrival of Jews from Banat; armed clashes between Germans, partisans, and Chetniks; a round-up of Jewish men as hostages after the partisan uprising in July 1941 and their execution; a round-up of older men in August to Topovske Šupe, including his father; visiting Topovske Šupe as a medic; observing his father had been beaten; mass killings of the men; his family obtaining false papers; remaining in Belgrade until April 1942; one brother's arrest; his release due to his non-Jewish father-in-law (the other men were killed); leaving Belgrade when it became too dangerous; living and working with one brother in Kosovska Mitrovica (the rest of his family were in another town); liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Belgrade; reunion with his family; and joining the partisans. Mr. L. discusses mass killings which he did not witness.