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Oral history interview with Milan Vučićević

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.104 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0104

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

Milan Vucicevic, born in 1930 in Pobrdjani, discusses his escape with other Serbs to the forest when Ustaše arrived in 1941; his escape with family members to Kozara where he stayed until the end of the offensive; witnessing Serb civilians who were in hiding being arrested by Ustaše; witnessing the murder of a woman’s infant during the round up; seeing, on the way back to his village, the mutilated bodies of men and women; being arrested by the Ustaše upon his return to his village; being taken with other civilians to Cerovljani and being placed in crowded cattle wagons without food and water; severe beatings by Ustaše; many deaths, including those of children, as a result of the time in the cattle wagons; how the Ustaše deceived Serbs in hiding by saying they were Partisans; a Muslim from Dubica who took him in after the wagons were opened and secretly housed him under the name Mustafa; his return to his village, joining the Partisans as a messenger; witnessing the hanging of a Ustaše soldier sentenced to death by Partisan court; and seeing skeletons which he thinks were his father and brothers in Siroka Luka Valley.

Interviewee
Milan Vučićević
Date
2009 October 25  (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 11:00:12
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