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

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    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.
    Drvar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Lušci Palanka (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
    Sanski Most (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Slatina (Croatia)
    Prijedor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Cite As
    Judita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3754). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Serbian.
    Copies of documents and additional written materials are available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Italian occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.

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