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Milan K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3498) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3498

Videotape testimony of Milan K., who was born in Požarevac, Yugoslavia, one of four children. He recalls cordial relations with Serbs; moving to Belgrade in 1923; marriage to a Serbian; traveling to Sarajevo, intending to emigrate; German invasion in 1941; his daughter's birth in June; returning to Belgrade; forced labor; a round-up from which 120 volunteers were solicited; learning the next day they were shot; two German soldiers giving him bread; a failed escape attempt; being allowed to join his wife in another city; a beating by Germans; escaping; joining the partisans; serving in Vrnjačka Banja, Kraljevo, and Sandžak; encountering Chetniks; joining the First Proletarian Brigade; battles at several sites including Jahorina Mountain and Neretva River; participating in Belgrade's liberation; reunion with his youngest sister; learning his other siblings had been murdered; and retiring from the military as a colonel in 1963.

K., Milan.
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 22, 1995.
Požarevac (Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia)
Kraljevo (Serbia : Opština)
Sandžak (Serbia and Montenegro : Region)
Jahorina Mountain
Neretva River Valley (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Milan K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3498). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.