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Oral history interview with Anton Šercer

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Anton Šercer
Date
2009 February 05  (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 10:42:57
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