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Miroslava H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3761) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3761

Videotape testimony of Miroslava H., who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1932 to a Jewish father and Serbian mother who had converted to Judaism. She recalls her father's and grandfather's orthodoxy; German occupation; expulsion from school; confiscation of the family businesses and their house in Banovo Brdo; her father's forced labor; she and her two sisters staying with her mother's non-Jewish family after her parents fled; after a few days, the relatives refusing to let them stay; returning to their apartment; her parents' return after learning what happened; her father's incarceration in Topovske Šupe; her mother visiting him; receiving letters from him; his disappearance; her mother obtaining proof she was born "Aryan" as instructed in her father's letter; placement with her sister with non-Jews in a village; returning to Belgrade several times; staying with an aunt married to a non-Jew; liberation in 1944; and returning to her mother in Belgrade. Ms. H. discusses her sister's resistance activities in SKOJ; her mother's adherence to Judaism and hope of her husband's return until her death in 1969; retaining her maiden name in memory of her father; sharing her experiences with her daughter; and her daughter's emigration due to Serbian antisemitism. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
H., Miroslava, 1932-
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
Interview Date
October 23, 1997.
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miroslava H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3761). 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/4298888
Record last modified: 2015-06-11 14:07:00
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