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Oral history interview with Milan Novakov

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.6 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0006

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Milan Novakov, born in 1921 in Zabalj in the former Yugoslavia (Serbia), describes a roundup of local Serbs by Hungarian soldiers and local Hungarians; his imprisonment in the city hall where he was beaten; his German neighbor assisting his escape and preventing him from being killed; a second arrest from which he was released; hiding in the house of a Hungarian townsperson; being conscripted into the Hungarian Army and his deployment to Czechoslovakia; strategies he used to avoid being sent into battle; escaping the Hungarian Army and returning to Subotica; returning to Zabalj by the end of the war; and an act of revenge by a partisan after the war.

Interviewee
Milan Novakov
Date
2006 July 29  (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 10:40:37
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