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Oral history interview with Milka Dakić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.108 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0108

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Milka Dakic, born in 1927 in Cerovljani, discusses the Ustaše taking her family in May 1942 to Stara Gradiska camp; the separation of men from women; the lack of food and the poor living conditions; seeing hundreds of dying children lying together; her relocation to the German village Faierbach and then to Mauthausen concentration camp where she received a little food; her transfer to barracks in Cvjetni square in Zagreb and return to Cerovljani where she lived with Ustaše soldiers; her relocation to Sisak, where her mother died, and then to Brest village and back to Jasenovac; seeing the arrival at Jasenovac of 100 Jewish children and women; receiving a letter from her brother in Germany inviting her to join him; her release from Jasenovac in 1944, her return to Cerovljani and then to Topolovac village where she lived with her aunt until liberation.

Interviewee
Milka Dakić
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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