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Oral history interview with Milka Dakić

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

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.


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Interviewee
Milka Dakić
Date
interview:  2010 January 22
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
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:05
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