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Rea Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2219) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2219

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    Videotape testimony of Rea Z., who was born in approximately 1932 and lived in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. She recalls her father was a prominent architect; German invasion in 1941; friends convincing him his career would protect them; relatives escaping to Italian-occupied Split (they survived); her father going into hiding; arrest with her mother; release after ten days; her father's return; their arrest with her grandparents by Ustaša; separation from the men; transport to Djakovo; Jews from Osijek bringing them food; her release to a Jewish family in Osijek; the traumatic separation from her mother; her foster father's assignment as a physician to eastern Bosnia; living in Chetnik villages; a Muslim Ustaša warning them when it became dangerous; living with a Christian-Orthodox priest; partisan confrontations with the Chetniks; her foster father serving in the partisans; joining him in the Majevica Mountains; traveling to Belgrade with the partisans; returning to Osijek; an uncle and aunt claiming her (they eventually adopted her); learning her parents and grandparents had been killed; and a painful parting from her foster family. Ms. Z. discusses her uncle's partisan service and annually visiting a monument to her parents and grandparents in Djakovo (their actual burial sites are unknown).
    Z., Rea, 1932?-
    Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
    Interview Date
    April 16, 1991.
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Majevica Mountains (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Rea Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2219). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (41 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Foster parents.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Child survivors.

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