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Oral history interview with Dragica Buljugija

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.103 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0103

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Dragica Bulugija, born in 1935 in Rogatica, discusses when, prior to the beginning of the war, neighboring Muslims came to her village and disarmed the Serbian peasants, telling them that they can safely stay in the village; her memory of seeing an army of soldiers heading from the forest to her village and saying, in Bosnian, that they were going to burn down the village; witnessing the massacre of her family and other villagers; finding the bodies of her mother and aunt in her house; finding her father who was heavily injured and covered in blood; her father’s last words that he was murdered by a Muslim neighbor; hearing that the man who murdered her father was working for the communist authorities after the war; her escape to the forest with other children; seeing murdered peasants along the road and meadows; returning to her village a few days after the massacre to find what she believes were members of the German Army robbing the village; and staying in orphanages until the end of the war.

Interviewee
Dragica Buljugija
Date
2009 October 25  (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 11:00:05
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