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Oral history interview with Nedeljko Goga

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.31 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0031

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

Nedeljko Goga, born in 1937 in Kozara in the former Yugoslavia, describes the beginning of the war in Belgrade; moving to Vrbaska with his family; encounters with the Ustaše; taking refuge in the forest because of Ustaše attacks; his parents' work with the partisans; the fall of Kozara in 1942; atrocities committed by the Ustaše on the civilians of Vrbaska and Bistrica in 1942; hiding in the woods with his brother; his capture by German forces and transfer to the Ustaše; his imprisonment in the Stara Gradiska concentration camp; his transfer to Jasenovac; watching the liquidation of the adult prisoners in Jasenovac; the conditions of the camp, including frequent beatings and the presence of Jewish and Roma children; his transfer to Sisak concentration camp; conditions in Sisak concentration camp, including the cruel behavior of the nuns there; his mother rescuing him and his brother from Sisak; their return to Bosnia; his mother fighting with the partisans; remaining with an elderly woman for the remaining duration of the war; and his mother receiving a house in Indjija for her work with the partisans.

Interviewee
Nedeljko Goga
Date
2007 October 03  (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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