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Rafael A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3324) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Jenny Loebel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3324

A continuation of the videotape testimony of Rafael A., who recalls German bombing of Belgrade in April 1941; escaping southward, intending to emigrate to Palestine; encountering German tanks in Užice; returning to Belgrade; forced labor removing corpses in Smederevo; his parents' visit; a furlough in Belgrade; traveling to Niš, then to Pirot to join his family; living near Rachel A., his future wife, and her family; benign Bulgarian occupation; visiting relatives in Sofia; conscription for forced labor in spring 1942; returning to Pirot in November; anti-Jewish restrictions; a round-up with his parents and Rachel A.'s mother; a week in Dobruja; escaping from a train transport; walking to Lom; traveling to Sofia; reunion with Rachel A.'s family, including her mother who also had escaped; obtaining false papers; traveling to Skopje, then into Albania; assistance from local Albanians who knew they were Jews: living in Kavajë; arrival of Germans; fleeing to Shkodër disguised as Muslims; boarding a boat for Italy in February 1944; being greeted by Yugoslav partisans; traveling to Monopoli, then Bari; and illegally emigrating to Palestine in May.

Author/Creator
A., Rafael, 1920-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
January 30, 1992.
Locale
Užice (Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Smederevo (Serbia)
Niš (Serbia)
Pirot (Serbia)
Lom (Bulgaria)
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Skopje (Macedonia)
Kavajë (Albania : Rrethi)
Shkodër (Albania)
Monopoli (Italy)
Bari (Italy)
Palestine
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rafael A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3324). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297418
Record last modified: 2018-05-30 11:33:00
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