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Oral history interview with Ljiljana Tonković

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.44 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0044

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

Ljiljana Tonković, born in 1932 in Smederevo in the former Yugoslavia, describes the bombing of Smederevo in 1941; the arrival of German forces in Smederevo; her father and brother joining the Partisans; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community of Smederevo; witnessing her Jewish neighbors being forced into a gas van; relocating to Sabac; the imprisonment of the men of Sabac in the internment camp at Jarak; the sight of bodies of executed civilians; the arrest of her parents and brother for aiding the Partisans; the release of her parents from prison; remaining in Sabac for the remainder of the war; liberation in 1944; the sight of Partisans escorting a line of captured German soldiers; and attending an exhumation of corpses in 1945.

Interviewee
Ljiljana Tonković
Date
2009 October 22  (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 10:50:54
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