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Oral history interview with Vasilije Karan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.67 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0067

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Vasilije Karan, born in 1934 in Medjuvodje near Kozarska Dubica in the former Yugoslavia, discusses villagers setting ambushes to defend themselves against the Ustaše; fleeing to Kozara in 1941; his arrest by the Ustaše in 1942 escape; his arrest by the Germans; being given to the Domobrans in Jelovac in 1942; instructions from the Domobrans to not discuss the partisans with the Germans; his placement in Dubica in October 1942 and then in the train station Cerovljani; his transfer to village Velika Barna; the sight of the dead; his return to his village with his aunt in 1943; the discovery that his mother was still alive; and the effects of the Holocaust on his family and village.

Interviewee
Vasilije Karan
Date
2008 September 08  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
1 videocassette (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 10:54:45
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