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Oral history interview with Jlija Jvanović

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.47 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0047

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jlija Jvanović, born in 1928 in Gornji Podgradci in the former Yugoslavia, describes fleeing to Kozara because of fear of the Ustaša; his capture by Domobran forces and transfer to German and Ustase forces; his transfer to Stara Gradiska concentration camp and then Jablanac village; treatment of the prisoners by Ustaša forces; a Red Cross commission which took children from the village; his transfer to Jasenovac concentration camp; conditions in Jasenovac, including forced labor; participating in a prisoner uprising at Jasenovac in 1945; pretending to be Croatian to avoid being killed; and his liberation by partisan members.

Interviewee
Jlija Jvanović
Date
2007 July 08  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
5 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:21
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