Flora S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3501) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- August 20, 1995.
- 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.
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.