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Aleksandar A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2216) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2216

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Aleksandar A., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1930. He recounts his parents' divorce in 1937; living with his father; good relations with his mother; learning he was Jewish when he was expelled from school in 1940; fleeing with his father to a village during German invasion in April 1941; his father's employment as an architect in another village; the residents' promise to protect their identity; his mother's arrival; their arrest by Chetniks; the torture of other prisoners; German orders to report to Belgrade; his father's transfer (he never saw him again); his father's friend suggesting they escape; his assistance in obtaining false papers; being taken to a train station; escaping with assistance from a peasant; staying in hotels in Belgrade; learning his father was doing forced labor in Poland; traveling to Homolje when it became too dangerous; assistance from Chetniks; hiding in many places with peasants; and retreating with Chetniks when it became dangerous. Mr. A. discusses the importance of assistance from peasants and Chetniks to his and his mother's survival; suffering from cold and hunger; and learning his father chose not to escape so that seventy prisoners would not be executed. He shows photographs and documents.
    Author/Creator
    A., Aleksandar, 1930-
    Published
    Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
    Interview Date
    December 3, 1992.
    Locale
    Yugoslavia
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Homolje (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Aleksandar A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2216). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    False papers.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296634
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:
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