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Oral history interview with Anton Jež

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.2 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0002

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

Anton Jež, born in 1925 in Ljubljana in the former Yugoslavia, describes the Italian occupation of Ljubljana; his work for the resistance movement; learning how to use weapons; his arrest in 1944 and transfer to Dachau concentration camp without a trial; beatings of prisoners by kapos and German guards; his transfer to Germering where conditions were much better; his work on the construction of a shelter; the variety of nationalities at Germering, including Poles, Russians, Czechs, and French; his transfer to Überlingen am Bodensee; working underground on the construction of factories and tunnels; poor conditions faced by prisoners, including starvation, cold, and violence; brutal treatment of prisoners who disobeyed orders; the evacuation of prisoners to Allach concentration camp in 1945; and liberation by the American forces.

Interviewee
Anton Jež
Date
2009 January 31  (interview)
Language
Slovenian
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 10:38:42
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