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Rebeka H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3753) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3753

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    H., Rebeka, 1927-
    Published
    Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
    Interview Date
    October 10, 1997.
    Locale
    Yugoslavia
    Pristina (Kosovo)
    Berat (Albania)
    Shkodër (Albania)
    Belgrade (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Rebeka H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3753). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Italian occupation.
    Child survivors.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298870
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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