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Nikola V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3499) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3499

Videotape testimony of Nikola V., who was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia (presently Serbia) in 1922. He recounts attending Serb schools; studying medicine in Belgrade; German invasion in April 1941; fleeing to Cetinje; Italian occupation; acquiring false papers; returning to Subotica, now under Hungarian occupation, in May 1941; moving to Budapest; weekly forced labor; acceptance to medical school in Szeged in September 1943; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; slave labor digging bunkers in Novi Sad; his mother's monthly visits; transfer to Ruthenia, then Ukraine in spring 1944; brutal beatings; deaths from malnutrition and exposure; being wounded; hiding when his unit was transferred; hospitalization; working in the hospital as a medical aide; liberation by Soviet troops in Vylok; traveling to Arad, then Timișoara; living with a Jewish family; traveling to Szeged, then to Subotica in December 1944; reunion with his sister and father; learning of the deaths of many relatives; working in a hospital in Subotica; moving to Belgrade in November 1944; completing medical school; and his marriage to a Serbian woman. Mr. V. notes suffering from occasional nightmares.

V., Nikola, 1922-
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 17, 1995.
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Cetinje (Montenegro)
Budapest (Hungary)
Szeged (Hungary)
Novi Sad (Serbia)
Ruthenia (Czechoslovakia)
Vylok (Ukraine)
Arad (Romania)
Timiṣoara (Romania)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nikola V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3499). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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