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Oral history interview with Velinka Kovačev

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.2 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0002

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

Velinka Kovačev, born in 1937 in Žabalj, Yugoslavia (Serbia), describes her family; Hungarian soldiers taking her family to be registered because of their Serbian ethnicity; the murder of her father by Hungarian soldiers; local townspeople who collaborated with the Hungarian soldiers; executions of local townspeople who refused to collaborate; local townspeople joining partisan units; the disposal of corpses in the Tisa River; the cruel behavior of the Hungarian soldiers to local townspeople; the punishment of local collaborators after the war; and living with her grandmother in Novi Sad after the war.

Interviewee
Velinka Kovačev
Date
2006 July 28  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
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 10:38:41
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