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Andreja P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3504) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3504

Videotape testimony of Andreja P., who was born in Pécs, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1912. He recounts his family's move to Zagreb; mobilization when Germany attacked in April 1941; traveling to Sinj and Split; troops deserting when Croatian independence was declared; Split's occupation by Italy; working as a musician; obtaining false papers to bring his parents and sister there; a non-Jewish friend bringing his sister; his parents' arrest by Ustaša en route; using influence to obtain their release; their return to Zagreb; his father's and uncle's deportation to Jasenovac (they were killed); having his mother and aunt moved to Split; establishing a school for Jewish children; assisting partisan units; forming a partisan artistic committee; sailing with his family for Italy after its capitulation; partisan confiscation of their boat in Sutivan; sending his family on; joining the partisans in Split; transfers to Sutivan, then Sumartin; performing in a partisan group; retreating to Baška Voda, Livno, and Jajce; performing for the AVNOJ convention; retreating to Drvar; a major German offensive; retreating to Tičevo; encountering British troops, including Randolph Churchill; transfer to Vis, then Belgrade; working for the Belgrade Opera until 1951; teaching at the music academy; completing his formal education at age forty-eight; retirement in 1980; and Jewish communal activities.

P., Andreja, 1912-
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
August 15, 1995.
Pécs (Hungary)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Sinj (Croatia)
Split (Croatia)
Sutivan (Croatia)
Sumartin (Croatia)
Baška Voda (Croatia)
Tičevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Livno (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Vis Island (Croatia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Andreja P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3504). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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