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Oral history interview with Desanka Bižić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.86 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0086

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

Desanka Bižić, born in 1919 in Mlinarice, Medjedja in the former Yugoslavia, discusses Ustaše ordering Serbs to work on road construction in 1941; dead bodies in the Sava River; her escape to Prosara; her capture by Ustaše and removal to Cerovljani in 1941; the conditions en route and in Cerovljani; brutal treatment by the Ustaše; the railway station in Jasenovac; her transfer to village Bijela; her return to liberated territory in Bosnia in 1942; hiding from the Ustaše; her return to her village after liberation; and the effects of the Holocaust on her family.

Interviewee
Desanka Bižić
Date
2008 September 15  (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 10:57:51
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