Rachel and Rafael A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3319) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Jenny Loebel
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- January 30, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rachel and Rafael A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3319). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rachel and Rafael A. Mr. A. was born in Pirot, Serbia in 1920. He recounts his family moving to Belgrade, Niš, Jagodina, and other places; attending high school in Belgrade; speaking Ladino at home; participating in Tchelet Lavan and Hashomer Hatzair, including a training camp for emigration to Israel; and cordial relations with non-Jews. He discusses his family's Sephardic history and traditions and shows photographs. Rachel A., was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1926. She recounts her family's move to Slavonski Brod; participating in Hashomer Hatzair and another Zionist organization; her father aiding German and Austrian Jewish refugees; joining with communists to protest dismissal of the school principal; expulsion from school; attending school in Ruma; German invasion in April 1941; her father's military conscription; returning home; anti-Jewish restrictions; removing the yellow star and traveling to Ruma to complete her exams; German soldiers living in their apartment; an officer giving them food; learning her father was in Zemun; obtaining travel documents; and traveling with her mother to Zemun.