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Flora S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3501) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3501

Videotape testimony of Flora S., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in approximately 1932. She recalls her family's affluence; cordial relations with non-Jews; her father's pharmacy; German bombing when she was nine; her father's military mobilization; his escape as a POW with assistance from a Bulgarian doctor; joining her father in a relative's home in Kragujevac; his imprisonment in reprisal for a resistance killing of Germans; seeing his execution from afar; returning to Belgrade a week later with her mother; her mother's refusal to wear the Jewish armband; her grandmother seeking shelter for them with a non-Jewish neighbor in her former village; her mother remaining indoors; she and her grandmother assuming non-Jewish identities; being warned of Serbian raids, but not German ones; several close calls; returning to Belgrade after the war; being tutored to make up four years of lost school; and her mother's remarriage to another pharmacist. Ms. S. discusses many non-Jews who risked their lives to save them; the deaths of many relatives during the war; remembering at the level of a child; and antisemitism emerging with the present hostilities.

Author/Creator
S., Flora, 1932?-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 20, 1995.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Flora S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3501). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297684
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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