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Lea P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3505) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3505

Videotape testimony of Lea P., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1923. She recalls attending a Jewish school; active participation in Hashomer Hatzair; speaking Judeo-Spanish at home; cordial relations with non-Jews; joining SKOJ, the communist youth movement; her sister's death in childbirth; German invasion; one brother joining the partisans (he was killed); her other brother's capture as a POW (he survived); German invasion; assistance from non-Jewish neighbors; her father's incarceration in Topovske Šupe; visiting him until his "disappearance"; forced labor; learning she was wanted by the police; hiding with non-Jewish SKOJ members; obtaining false papers from a Macedonian friend; moving several times to avoid capture; interrogation once by the police (her false papers were good); two gendarmes who previously knew her not betraying her; marrying a Serbian in church for protection; learning her mother had been killed; the births of three children after the war; divorce; remarriage; and her fourth child's birth. Ms. P. discusses many relatives, friends, and colleagues - Jews and non-Jews - who perished. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
P., Lea, 1923-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1995
Interview Date
August 18, 1995.
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lea P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3505). 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/4297689
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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