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Oral history interview with Slobodanka Trivić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.105 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0105

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Slobodanka Trivic, born in 1910 in Medjedja, Bosnia and Hercegovina, discusses the time when Serbian partisans found her hiding in the forest and provided her with shelter; seeing bodies of Serb civilians massacred in front of a church in Draksenic; burying the bodies including those of her siblings; burnt houses throughout the village; working on a farm and staying at a partisan camp; her arrest by Ustaše in Dubica; the transport of women and children to Jasenovac; witnessing a Ustaše soldier beating a Muslim woman and witnessing soldiers taking women, including her sisters, by the Sava River to sexual assault; witnessing people dying of starvation and Ustaše soldiers execute men by Sava River; her transfer by cattle wagon to Lipik, Slavonia; living with a Croat landlord who helped her reunite with family members and bought her a ticket to Bosnia where she lived until the end of the war; and seeing dead bodies at Jasenovac after the war.

Interviewee
Slobodanka Trivić
Date
2010 January 21  (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 11:00:20
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