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Oral history interview with Mara Katić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.4 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0004

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Mara Katić, born in 1922 in Malikovac, Yugoslavia, describes prewar life in her hometown; watching films about Hitler in the village school; the beginning of the war; a Ustaše member confiscating her house and forcing her family to leave; her husband joining a partisan unit; the deportation of local Jews and Roma; a roundup of local Serbs by the Ustaše; the massacre of Serbs committed by the Ustaše; deportation and transfers between different concentration camps, including Gradiska, Jasenovac, and Sisak; the conditions of the camps; rumors of young beautiful girls being taken to Germany to be used as forced surrogate mothers; the exchange of her for a German officer by the Partisans; multiple arrests by the Ustaše because of her role distributing partisan propaganda; and the killing of a Ustaše member by her husband.

Interviewee
Mara Katić
Date
2006 July 29  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
3 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 10:39:45
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