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Oral history interview with Vilma Ofak

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.4.13 | RG Number: RG-50.592.0013

Vilma Ofak, born in 1930 in Kocevje in the former Yugoslavia, describes her family’s work on behalf of partisans; the arrests of her parents, who were sent to internment camps in Italy; living with her aunt; the capitulation of Italy in 1943; partisans in Kocevje; partisan executions of members of the White Guard; the arrival of German forces in Kocevje; the arrest and execution of 120 miners; searching for the body of her uncle and recognizing many of the dead bodies; the return of her mother in 1944 and their continued collaboration with partisans; the arrest of her family by the Gestapo in 1944; a beating she received in a prison in Kocevje; her transfer to the prison in Ljubljana; her release from prison in October 1944; staying in Ljubljana until the end of the war; and her father’s death in concentration camp Litoměřice.

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Vilma Ofak
interview:  2009 February 05
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 15:48:23
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