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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.

G., Tirca.
Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
Interview Date
April 11, 1991.
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.