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Oral history interview with Mirko Cvijić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.65 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0065

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Mirko Cvijić, born in 1932 in Medjedja in the former Yugoslavia, discusses the deportation of his family from their hometown at the base of Kozara mountain in 1942; his removal to Jelac Polje through Dubica, then Ustice; violence committed by the Ustaše; his imprisonment in Jasenovac; his removal to Sirac; deceptions used by the Ustaše to convince civilians to fight one another in 1942; his removal to Korencani village; his forced labor for a Hungarian family; his return to Bosnia aided by the partisans; traveling through Grabovac and Novska; attacks from the Ustaše, including one in 1944; an attack from the Cerkezi army in 1944; an incident in 1941 when people in Draksenic village were rounded up and killed in a church; the effects of the Holocaust on his family; and life after the war.

Interviewee
Mirko Cvijić
Date
2007 October 19  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
2 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 10:54:23
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