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Oral history interview with Aleksandar Jovanović

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.15 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0015

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Aleksandar Jovanović, born in 1931 in Veliko Nadbrdje in the former Yugoslavia, describes his family and the beginning of the war; the searching of his home by Croatian soldiers; his father going into hiding, resulting in the arrest of his mother; the forced conversion to Catholicism of the local Serbian community; the treatment of local Serbs by Croatian soldiers; the deportation of the local Serb community to Jasenovac; conditions in Jasenovac, including the selection process for those capable of forced labor; his transfer to Stara Gradiška then Zagreb concentration camp; how his mother saved him and his sister through a relative at Zagreb; his thoughts on partisan actions during the war; returning to his village; and problems in his village after the war.

Interviewee
Aleksandar Jovanović
Date
2006 August 05  (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 10:44:00
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