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Oral history interview with Petar Paležnica

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.116 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0116

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Petar Paležnica, born in 1936 in Srpska Tisina/Bosanski Samac in the former Yugoslavia, describes the arrest of men from his village in 1943 by the Ustaše and their transport to Mauthausen; the murder of his uncle and several neighbors by the Ustaše in 1943; the arrest of all the men in the village by the Ustaše in 1944; the murder of villagers by the Ustaše; the escape of his father in the Sava River; the plundering of his village by Ustaše; his escape to a Chetnik village with his family; remaining at Chetnik village until liberation; the sight of bodies in the Sava River in 1945; and the treatment of Ustaše members after the war.

Interviewee
Petar Paležnica
Date
2010 January 25  (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 11:01:41
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