Eugen V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2218) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1992
- Interview Date
- January 17, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugen V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2218). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eugen V., who was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia in approximately 1923. He recalls his orthodox home; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; graduation from business school; working in Novi Sad; Hungarian occupation; a sadistic and bloody mass killing of Jews and Serbs in January 1942, including his girlfriend and her family; fleeing with his brother to Budapest; being hidden once by non-Jews; his brother's deportation; forced service in a Hungarian slave labor battalion at the end of 1943; serving in Transylvania; beatings; having an operation on his hand in a hospital in Cluj; his father's former co-worker, a Serbian non-Jew, providing him with extra food; service in the Carpathian Mountains; an older Serbian man protecting him; being tortured when one person was missing (he later returned) which caused a permanent disability; retreating barefoot; escaping; liberation by Soviet troops; a Jewish officer taking him to a clinic; serving as a translator for the Soviets; returning to Subotica, then Novi Sad; learning his father and one brother had survived the camps, but the rest of his family was killed; and his father's remarriage and emigration to Israel. Mr. V. also discusses his career as an actor and his Jewish studies and publications.