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Oral history interview with Zdravko Tovirac

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.3.48 | RG Number: RG-50.587.0048

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Zdravko Tovirac, born in 1935 in Tisina in the former Yugoslavia, describes the Ustaša taking men from his village for labor in Germany in 1941; Serbian civilians hiding with their Croatian neighbors when the Ustaša came to their village; Croatian civilians hiding with their Serbian neighbors when Chetniks came to their village; atrocities committed by the Ustaša; a shooting of Serbian men by the Ustaša in 1944; the massacre of his village by the Ustaša; a Domobran member preventing the Ustaša from killing his family; the looting of his house by the Ustaša; his family escaping to a refugee camp in Skuglic and remaining there until the end of the war, and witnessing the hanging of a Ustaša member in 1945.

Interviewee
Zdravko Tovirac
Date
2009 October 24  (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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