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Tirca G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2197) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2197

Videotape testimony of Tirca G., who was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She describes her father's apothecary in Gradačac; attending school in Gradačac, then Osijek; returning to Gradačac in 1941; being ruled by newly formed Croatia, a German ally; anti-Jewish restrictions enforced by Ustaša; hearing of a massacre of Jews; fleeing with help from a Muslim family; hiding in Tolisa, with help from a priest, until 1943; returning to Gradačac; joining the partisans; her partisan wedding; working as a partisan nurse in Sekovice and Bijeljina; denunciation with her mother as partisans by Chetniks; assuming a non-Jewish name; imprisonment in Bijeljina and Brcko; separation and killing of the Jews, including her mother; transfer to Osijek, then as a non-Jewish slave laborer to a munitions factory in Germany in 1944; liberation by Soviet troops in 1945; reunion with her husband; traveling with him to Subotica; and a nervous breakdown after learning no one from her family had survived. Mrs. G. relates returning to Gradačac; learning her father survived as a partisan; and her postwar life.

Author/Creator
G., Tirca.
Published
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 11, 1991.
Locale
Yugoslavia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bijeljina
Brčko
Croatia
Zagreb (Croatia)
Gradačac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Osijek (Croatia)
Bijeljna (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Germany
Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Tolisa (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Sekovice (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tirca G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2197). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.