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Oral history interview with Ranko Toroman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.61 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0061

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Ranko Toroman, born in 1934 in Donja Gradina in the former Yugoslavia, describes the flight of his family from the Ustaše to Kozara in 1942; his capture by Domobrans in 1942 and tranfer to Gradina; the sexual assault of his female family members by Domobrans; the sight of mass graves; mass murder; his removal to Sava coast; Germans preventing the Ustaše from committing violence; his removal to Dubica through Cuklinac and Draksinac; threats from non-Serb civilians; his transfer to Cerovljani; his transfer to Ustica; his transfer to Jasenovac; the actions of his mother to save his life; his removal to Lipik camp through Sisak and Banova Jaruga, including the horrible conditions on the transport; his removal through Pakrac, Spanovci village, and Branevici in 1942; traveling back to his village in 1943; his flight to forest during Ustaše attacks; the death of his sister in 1944; and the effects of the Holocaust on his family after the war.

Ranko Toroman
2007 October 17  (interview)
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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