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Rina E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1873) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1873

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    Videotape testimony of Rina E., who was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia in 1936. She recounts German invasion in April 1941; her father's arrest (she never saw him again); escaping to Split in the Italian zone with her mother and grandparents; one year in an Italian camp; transfer to Rab Island; relatively benign conditions; singing Italian songs for extra bread; Italian guards leaving after German invasion in 1943; hiring a boat to return to Yugoslavia; hiding in forests; leaving her grandparents in a village; joining partisans; her mother working as their cook and translator; being smuggled to a hospital when she had frostbite and typhus; escaping during a German raid; returning to her mother with assistance from a peasant; leaving the partisans; living in Glina with her grandparents; celebrating the end of the war; attending school; emigration with her mother to Israel in 1948; striving to integrate herself, not wanting to be viewed as a survivor; marriage; and her theater career in Israel and the United States. Mrs. E. discusses her futile hope that her father had survived; not sharing her experiences with her children; and writing a "black humor" theater piece based on experiences. She shows photographs.
    E., Rina, 1936-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    October 28, 1991.
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Split (Croatia)
    Glina (Croatia)
    Cite As
    Rina E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1873). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 20 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Italian occupation.
    Postwar experiences.

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