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Oral history interview with Milka Sumrak

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.79 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0079

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

Milka Sumrak, born approximately in 1928, in Demirovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses the murder of her entire family by Ustaše soldiers; being shot in the leg; her cousin taking her to the partisan’s hospital in Hamlet Rijeka; her family members’ bodies remaining on the ground for eight days prior to being buried; her arrest during the Kozara Offensive in June 1942; her transfer to Cerovljani and then to Ustica; her relocation to Patkovo; the Black Legion confiscating her goods; living with a friend in Celebici, Bosnia, where she stayed until the end of the war; returning back to Hamlet Mlinarci in Demirovac and seeing dead bodies in the Sava River; and seeing dead bodies near the Jasenovac concentration camp.

Interviewee
Milka Sumrak
Date
2008 September 13  (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 10:56:43
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