Rebeka H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3753) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
- Interview Date
- October 10, 1997.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rebeka H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3753). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rebeka H., who was born in Priština, Yugoslavia in 1927. She recalls speaking Ladino at home; Italian occupation (Albanians led by Italians)in 1941; anti-Jewish restrictions; traveling to Berat with her parents in 1943 (her brothers were interned there); German invasion; fleeing to Shkodër, which was under Italian occupation; living with Christians until April 1944; returning to Priština with her father and mother; round-up of Jews by Albanians in German uniforms; imprisonment for a month outside of Belgrade under Ustaša administration; a non-Jewish prisoner warning her to leave if she could and providing her with food and a blanket; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; sharing a barrack with Greek Jews; forced labor in the kitchen and sorting shoes and clothing; her grandmother's and father's deaths; liberation by United States troops; her mother's death; recuperation; and returning to Yugoslavia in August 1945. Ms. H. discusses her brothers' experiences; health problems related to the war years; and losing her belief in God due to her experiences.