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Oral history interview with Drago Šormaz

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.106 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0106

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Drago Sormaz, born in 1931 in Gornji Jelovac, Bosnia and Hercegovina, discusses escaping to the forest when the Ustaše invaded his village in 1941; his return back to the village to find the body of a friend and people whose homes had been robbed and set on fire; his escape to Kozara; his arrest by German forces; his transfer to Cerovljani camp and then to Ustica camp where Ustaše soldiers raped young women in a cell; his transfer to the children’s camp at Jasenovac; witnessing a Ustaše soldier shooting a boy who asked for food; being smuggled out of Jasenovac by a Muslim he knew from Dubica; living with a Muslim chimney sweeper in Dubica; and his transfer to partisan territory where he lived until the end of the war.

Interviewee
Drago Šormaz
Date
2010 January 22  (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 11:00:28
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