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Oral history interview with Živko Blagojev

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.25 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0025

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Živko Blagojev, born in 1926 in Curug in the former Yugoslavia, describes the beginning of the war; his father's desertion from the Yugoslavian Army; the Hungarian Army's entry into Curug; the Hungarian Army shooting at buildings in Curug, killing civilians in the process; being forced to join a military youth organization; the arrest of townspeople by local policemen and Hungarian soldiers; the death of his neighbor in a raid conducted by armed civilian patrols; the disposal of the dead in the Tisa river; the deportation of the Jewish community of Curug; joining the Partisans in 1943; his hospital stay in Slavonia at the end of the war; and witnessing the trial and execution of a German war criminal.

Interviewee
Živko Blagojev
Date
2007 September 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 10:46:58
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