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Oral history interview with Dušan Stefančič

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.1 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0001

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

Dušan Stefančič, born in 1927 in Gornji Grad in the former Yugoslavia, describes living in Bihac before the war; the torture of Serbs and Jews by the Ustaša; the mass murder of Serbs; moving to Ljubljana in 1941; the occupation of Ljubljana by Italian forces; raids and arrests conducted by the Italians; joining the Partisans; his arrest in 1944 by the Domobrans; his imprisonment in Ljubljana; his transfer to Dachau; his transfer to Saint Marie in France; working in an airplane engine factory for BMW; his transfer to Natzweiler where he was assigned to carry bodies to a crematorium and assist a doctor; his transfer to Gusen I through Mauthausen; working on airplane construction; his transfer to Gusen II in 1945; the sight of dead bodies there; seeing naked prisoners in a line near the railway station at Saint George; the number of Jews in Gusen II and their work in a factory; the escape of German guards the end of the war; and his liberation by American forces.

Interviewee
Dušan Stefančič
Date
2009 January 31  (interview)
Language
Slovenian
Extent
3 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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