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Oral history interview with Jela Pudja

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.80 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0080

Jela Pudja, born in 1929 in Donja Gradina in the former Yugoslavia, describes her father desiring to leave his work at the brick plant in Jasenovac due to the Ustaše burning people in the brick plant; Ustaše forcing a group of Jews into Gradina in 1941; fleeing to Prosara in the winter of 1941; her arrest in 1942 by Ustaše and Germans and placement in Cerovljani, then Ustica; her transfer to villages close to Lipik; accommodation by a Croat’s landlord in Novska; traveling from Novska to Croat Marija; traveling to her family in Kosutarica in 1943; passing through Jasenovac and sights therein; her stay in hospital in Jasenovac in 1944; the sights and sounds in Kosutarica and Gradina; being hidden by a Croat when Ustaše began searching for Serbs; and the mass graves around Gradina in 1945.

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Pudja, Jela
interview:  2008 September 13
3 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:21
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