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Oral history interview with Anton Šercer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.12 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0012

Anton Šercer, born in 1921 in Kocevje in the former Yugoslavia, describes working for partisans in Kocevje, performing tasks such as spreading propaganda, collecting information, and collecting food; finding six dead men who were killed by Italian soldiers in the village of Dolga Vas in 1942; the burning of villages by Italian forces; his arrest by the Gestapo in 1944; his transfer to the prison in Kocevje and then Ljubljana, where he was beaten and interrogated; his transfer to Birkenau; forced labor at a factory in Birkenau; poor working conditions; evacuation from the camp in 1945 on foot to Altenburg, Germany; the death of prisoners during the march; working in an ammunitions factory; his liberation in 1945; the behavior of the Russians during liberation; questioning by Russian secret police when he returned to Slovenia; and the execution of members of Gardist and Domobran units by Montenegrin and Dalmatian brigades.


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Interviewee
Anton Šercer
Date
interview:  2009 February 05
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
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:22
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