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Oral history interview with Petar Kekić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.28 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0028

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Petar Kekić, born in 1932 in Curug in the former Yugoslavia, describes Hungarian soldiers entering Curug in 1941 and killing Serbian civilians; restrictions placed on local townspeople; the attempted arrest of his communist cousin; the arrest of his father; the persecution and deportation of the Jewish and Romani communities; a roundup by Hungarian civilians during which he was taken to a warehouse; the shooting of some of the prisoners in the warehouse, including his mother and sister; the removal and disposal of the dead; a friend of the family helping him escape the warehouse and bringing him to his grandparents; and the arrest and interrogation of local Hungarian collaborators after the war.

Interviewee
Petar Kekić
Date
2007 September 30  (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: 2018-08-27 10:03:45
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