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Oral history interview with Zdravko Čule

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.5 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0005

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Zdravko Čule, born in 1932 in Kukunjevac in the former Yugoslavia, describes Ustaše soldiers entering his village in 1942; the deportation of local Serbs to the Gradiska concentration camp, including the conditions of the camp and murders performed by the Ustaše; his transfer to the concentration camp at Sisak, including separation from his mother and the conditions of the camp; his father working for the German forces and securing the release of his family; returning to Kukunjevac; the deaths of his siblings; his father's internment and death in Auschwitz because of an accusation by a Ustaše member that his father was a communist; fleeing to Hungary in 1945 because a warning from a members of a partisan unit; and witnessing the opening of a mass grave after the war.

Interviewee
Zdravko Čule
Date
2006 July 29  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
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 10:40:12
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