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Oral history interview with Mario Carnelutti

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.17 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0017

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Mario Carnelutti, born in 1926 in Zagreb in the former Yugoslavia, describes his Jewish mother and Croatian father; local Croatians joining the Ustaša; the destruction of local synagogues; anti-Jewish and anti-Serbian propaganda; the promise from the local Catholic priest that those in mixed marriages would not be arrested; an episode in Maksimir stadium during which Croatian, Serbian, and Jewish students disobeyed Ustaša forces; restrictions placed upon the Jewish and Serbian communities; shootings conducted by the Ustaša; the hanging of ten local townspeople for the death of a German soldier; the deportation of the Jewish community; life in Zagreb during the war; his father aiding his Jewish friend who joined the Partisans and survived the war; sending packages to friends in Jasenovac; and the sight of a column of Ustaša, Cetniks, and German soldiers at the end of the war.

Interviewee
Mario Carnelutti
Date
2008 November 20  (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 10:44:35
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