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Oral history interview with Aleksandar Jovanović

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

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    Oral history interview with Aleksandar Jovanović


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Aleksandar Jovanović
    interview:  2006 August 05
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Jovanović, Aleksandar.

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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