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Oral history interview with Jelena Tarbuk

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.9 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0009

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jelena Tarbuk, born in 1921 in Tusilovic in the former Yugoslavia, describes her work with the SKOJ, passing information to the Partisans; the sight of the Ustaša guarding a group of Serbian men; a Ustaša member searching her house for her father in 1941; her father converting to Catholicism to protect himself; the execution of Serbs by the Ustaša; her work as a spy; the capture and imprisonment of her father at Gradiska concentration camp; the sight of dead bodies from massacres by Ustaša forces; escaping to Petrova Gora in 1942 during a Ustaša assult; refugees in the forest in 1943; atrocities committed by Ustaša forces; her father joining the Partisans in 1943; the death of many of her family members; and agreeing to be a witness in the postwar trial of a former Domobran who had assisted her during the war.

Interviewee
Jelena Tarbuk
Date
2007 October 21  (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 10:41:50
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