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Oral history interview with France Gradišek

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.8 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0008

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France Gradišek, born in 1931 in Litija in the former Yugoslavia, describes the deportation of several families from Senozeti in 1941 and 1942 following the German occupation; many young Slovenian men joining the Partisans in 1943 following the organization of forced mobilization into the German army; his work for the Partisans; the burning of villages by Domobrans, Russians, and Germans; incidents in which German forces defended peasants from robbing by members of the White Guard; hiding weapons abandoned by partisans in his home; the order from German authorities for students in Senozeti to burn Slovenian books; the arrest of Slovenian teachers and their replacement with German teachers; arrests and executions enacted by German forces; and the burning of villages and killing of people by Domobrans and Ukrainian soldiers in 1944.

Interviewee
France Gradišek
Date
2009 February 03  (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 10:41:26
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