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Oral history interview with Kosta Rastovac

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.112 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0112

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Kosta Rastovac, born in 1922 in Ustica in the former Yugoslavia, describes the sight of bodies in the Sava River in 1941 and 1942; his arrest by the Ustaše in 1942; his transfer to Jasenovac; his transfer to Zemun and Staro Sajmiste; the removal of Jews from the camps; his transfer to Norway in 1943 through Kryms, Stargrad, and Szczecin; his placement in camp Bootenn; his transfer to a camp in Polarkreuz; the mass murder of prisoners in different camps by violence, cold, starvation, and disease; liberation by British forces; his transfer to Trondheim; his arrival home in 1945; the effects of Holocaust on his family; and his work after the war for the Yugoslav secret police.

Interviewee
Kosta Rastovac
Date
2010 January 24  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:01:12
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