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Vukica K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3762) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3762

Videotape testimony of Vukica K., who was born in Visegrad, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1911. She recalls attending high school in Sarajevo; graduating as a pharmacist in Zagreb; marriage; working in Sarajevo; German invasion in April 1941; losing her job; being forced to peel potatoes for the Ustaša; her husband being taken as a POW; being warned of raids by non-Jewish friends; hiding with a Croatian Muslim; leaving Sarajevo when it became too dangerous; being smuggled to Mostar in the Italian-occupied zone as a Muslim, using false papers; having her mother-in-law join her; going to Visegrad in fall 1942; being warned to leave by an Italian officer; fleeing to Prijepolje; leaving her parents, brother, and mother-in-law; moving to Berane upon learning Germans were coming; joining the partisans with her brother; her mother-in-law's deportation; her mother's execution as a parent of partisans; her father's death; serving as a pharmacist and medic in many partisan battles against Germans and Chetniks; and reunion with her husband after the war (he died in 1952). Ms. K. discusses the experiences of many relatives and never experiencing antisemitism from her Muslim, Serbian or Croat friends.

K., Vukica, 1911-
Belgrade, Serbia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
Interview Date
October 24, 1997.
Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina : East)
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Prijepolje (Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Berane (Montenegro)
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Vucika K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3762). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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