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Oral history interview with Spasoja Aleksić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.107 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0107

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Spasoja Aleksic, born in 1928 in Jelovac/Prijedor, discusses the arrival of the Ustaše and his escape to the hills on August 18, 1941; his return to the village to find widespread destruction; his escape to Kozara and then to Babic where he lived under Ustaše ruling; seeing slaughtered bodies of partisans; witnessing the Ustaše torturing an old man who was taken to the forest and shot; arriving to Jasenovac and wearing a napkin on his head to pass as a girl to avoid Ustaše selection; seeing a line of men and boys by the Sava River and hearing gunshots; witnessing starvation and poor conditions at the camp; his relocation to Borovac village in Slavonia; and returning with his family to Bosnia to reunite with his father.

Interviewee
Spasoja Aleksić
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 11:00:35
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