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Oral history interview with Tomislav Erak

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.47 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0047

Tomislav Erak, born in 1926 in Sibenik in the former Yugoslavia, describes the occupation of his town by Italian forces; his arrest in 1942 because he wrote anti-Italian slogans; his imprisonment in Perugia until the capitulation of Italy; his transfer to Dachau concentration camp in 1943 and then Buchenwald where he stayed until 1945; conditions in Buchenwald; his forced labor; different types of camp inmates; and death of many prisoners; assisting in the liberation of Buchenwald with other prisoners; and the arrival of American forces.


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Interviewee
Tomislav Erak
Date
interview:  2009 October 24
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
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:19
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