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Oral history interview with Rade Slijepčević

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.109 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0109

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Rade Slijepcevic, born in 1929 in Kosca, discusses his family’s escape to Kozara after hearing gunshots; the killing of Serbs by Ustaše; seeing civilians being killed by bombs; being arrested by Domobrans and taken to Dubica and then to Cerovljani under the control of Ustaše; witnessing the beating of his father by Ustaše; witnessing the torture by Ustaše; seeing women who had been raped; his relocation to Ustica camp where his sister died, and then to Jasenovac; the death of prisoners from starvation and poor living conditions; witnessing a ferry transporting people to the other side of the Sava River, hearing gunshots, and the ferry returning empty; his transfer to Japaga, a Croatian village, being arrested again and relocated to Stara Gradiska, Jasenovac and then to the Novska children’s camp; seeing children drowning in the Sava River; his relocation to Donje Zdjelice village where his host lied to authorities to prevent him from being taken by Ustaše; and reuniting with his family in Kosca.

Interviewee
Rade Slijepčević
Date
2010 January 23  (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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