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Judita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3754) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3754

Videotape testimony of Judita K., who was born in Lušci Palanka, Yugoslavia. She recalls moving to Drvar; celebrating Jewish holidays with relatives in Sanski Most; attending high school in Banja Luka and Podravska Slatina; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; returning to Drvar in 1941; living freely for one year under Italian occupation; encountering Serbians covered in blood after they participated in a mass killing; deportation with her family; a prisoner escaping nightly to smuggle food; Ustaša guards raping female prisoners; train transport to Prijedor; escaping with her family; traveling to Sanski Most; being hidden by a friend; living openly after Italian occupation; joining the partisans; working on a surgical team; participating in military actions against Chetniks and Ustaša in many locations; serving in the Banja Luca detachment; visiting her parents once in Drvar; one encounter with her youngest brother; liberating Banja Luka in May 1945; leaving the military in June 1946; joining her parents in Sarajevo; attending school; and her career. Ms. K. discusses the murders of many Jews, including five paternal uncles and many relatives, by Germans, Chetniks and Ustas̆a; good and bad people in every faction; individual partisans and battles; a crowd in Drvar trampling a collaborator to death after the war; and writing about her experiences.

K., Judita.
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library
Interview Date
October 13, 1997.
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3754). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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