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Oral history interview with Milja Grbavac

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.2.137 | RG Number: RG-50.586.0137

Milja Grbavac, born in 1928, discusses the Ustaše invasion in December 1941; hiding under a bed when Ustaše shot into her family’s house; her arrival in Dubica and the forced separation of men and women; her relocation to Cerovljani and then to Garasnica village; returning to her village to find mass destruction; living in the hills; her memories of her village, Josik, invaded by violent Cherkes; witnessing the Ustaše 1945 invasion and being shot at in the woods; the death of a friend; hearing about her sister’s escape from Ustaše; and her escape to the woods every time Ustaše attacked the village.

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Grbavac, Milja
interview:  2010 August 16
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: 2022-07-28 20:11:22
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