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Oral history interview with Vlado Oberiter

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.22 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0022

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Vlado Oberiter, born in 1923 in Vinkovici in the former Yugoslavia, describes restrictions placed upon the Jewish and Serbian communities at the beginning of the war; the Ustaša taking over Jewish owned shops; the requirement for him to participate in a group of Ustaša youth; studying medicine in Zagreb; anti-Jewish and anti-Serb propaganda; the burning of the synagogue in Vinkovci; the imprisonment of one of his Jewish friends; joining the Domobrans in 1943; his kidnapping by partisan forces and working with them as a doctor; the sight the atrocities committed on the residents of Bosnia; returning to Vinkovci after liberation; his relocation to a camp for Volksdeutsche because of his Austrian mother; and fleeing the camp.

Interviewee
Vlado Oberiter
Date
2008 November 22  (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 10:46:09
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