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Oral history interview with Rajko Grbavac

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.136 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0136

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Rajko Grbavac, born in 1928, discusses his mother who was beaten by a Ustaše soldier when she refused to give her gun to him; watching from the forest the Ustaše burning and looting Draksenic village; his relocation to Dubica to live with family, then to Ustica, and Jasenovac; his reunification with his mother on their way to Sirac; being exchanged for six German soldiers captured by partisans; an unknown woman with permits which allowed their relocation back to Dubica; witnessing malnourishment of camp prisoners; the deterioration of his aunt’s mental health after witnessing the murder of her child; and seeing skeletons on his way from Knezpolje to Draksenic.

Interviewee
Rajko Grbavac
Date
2010 August 16  (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 11:03:59
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