Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3324

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    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.
    A., Rafael, 1920-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
    Interview Date
    January 30, 1992.
    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)
    Cite As
    Rafael A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3324). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    Loebel, Jenny, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.
    Related material: Rachel and Rafael A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3319), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Related material: Rachel A. Holocaust testimony [wife] (HVT-3323), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Bulgarian occupation.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us