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Oral history interview with Desanka Mihajlica

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.76 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0076

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Desanka Mihajlica, born in 1933 in Orahova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses the Serb population taking refuge in Kozara when hearing about the massacre in Draksenic; her family being arrested by Ustaše and transport to Stara Gradiska, Jablanac village, and then to Mlaka village; the Ustaše separating children from families and taking them to Sisak camp where she witnessessed mortuary vehicles taking bodies away; living with a Croat family in Bobovac village; hiding in a prominent Muslim’s house in Orahova when Cherkes arrives; escaping to the hills and seeing dead bodies in Licka Kosa; and taking refuge in Jablanica, where she and her family stayed until the end of the war.

Interviewee
Desanka Mihajlica
Date
2008 September 12  (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 10:56:15
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