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Oral history interview with Milka Ožegović

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.30 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0030

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

Milka Ožegović, born in 1928 in Bosanska Krupa in the former Yugoslavia, describes the invasion by Hungarian forces in 1941; moving from Sirig to Stepanovićevo then Bosanska Krupa; the Ustaše terrorizing her family and town, burning houses, murdering civilians, and looting their property; receiving assistance from partisans who found homes in which they could stay for the majority of the war in Srpska Jasenica; escaping to Grmeč mountain during a military assault; contracting typhus; German soldiers and Domobran forces searching for partisans; the death of her mother; Domobran forces taking women to Germany to work; her arrest by German soldiers and transfer to Bosanska Krupa; her transfer to Cazin; returning to Srpska Jasenica; the actions of the Ustaše during the war; the end of the war in 1945; attempting to learn about the fate of her family members; and living with her uncle after the war.

Interviewee
Milka Ožegović
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: 2018-01-22 10:48:12
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