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Oral history interview with Ilija Livopoljac

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.68 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0068

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

Ilija Livopoljac, born in 1921 in Donji Vakuf in the former Yugoslavia, describes witnessing Ustaše rounding up and imprisoning Serbs; the release of the prisoners after three months; his own arrests and releases; his deportation to Bugojno in 1942, then Travnik, then Slavonski Brod, then Bjelovar camp, then Graz camp; being transferred to German custody; his transfer to Vienna, Austria with prisoners of other nationalities, including other Yugoslavian, Greek, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian; brutal treatment by German soldiers; his work in fabric; the treatment of Jewish prisoners, including their removal from the camp; and liberation in Austria in 1945.

Interviewee
Ilija Livopoljac
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 10:54:55
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