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Oral history interview with Albin Vipotnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.6 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0006

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Albin Vipotnik, born in 1937 in Zabukovica in the former Yugoslavia, discusses how his father joined the Partisans at the beginning of the war; the deportation of the inhabitants of his village with the arrival of the Germans to Celje; his fear of armed soldiers; his separation from his grandparents; being sent with other children to Frohnleiten, Austria; his transfer to Kassel, Germany; his adoption by a German woman named Rosa; life with his adopted German family, including living in Vienna, Austria, learning German, and being taught to revere Hitler; leaving Vienna in 1945 as a result of bombing; his return with Rosa to Zabukovica where they stayed until his grandparents returned; Rosa’s return to Austria; his affection for Rosa; his father’s return to his village; and his contact with Rosa after the war.

Interviewee
Albin Vipotnik
Date
2009 February 02  (interview)
Language
Slovenian
Extent
1 videocassette (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 10:40:38
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