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Jakov D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3759) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3759

Videotape testimony of Jakov D., who recounts moving to Belgrade from Sarajevo in 1937; attending school; briefly fleeing when Belgrade was bombed in April 1941; anti-Jewish restrictions; his parents obtaining documents as non-Jews from Serbian friends; hiding most of the time; Serbian friends suggesting they leave due to pending deportations; traveling with his parents and sister to Niš; a Serb official providing them and two other Jewish families with an apartment, new identification documents, and food; moving to Donji Matejevac in 1944 to escape severe bombings; local peasants caring for them; liberation by partisans, Soviets, and Bulgarians; returning to Niš; moving back to Belgrade in April 1945; attending university; marriage to a Serb; and his career as a professor until his retirement in 1991. Mr. D. emphasizes good relations with Serbs, many of whom risked their lives to save his family and other Jews.

Author/Creator
D., Jakov.
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
Interview Date
October 21, 1997.
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jakov D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3759). 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/4298883
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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