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Oral history interview with Smilja I. Tišma

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.32 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0032

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Smilja I. Tišma, born in 1932 in Zrinjska village in the former Yugoslavia, describes the beginning of the war; her father's arrest by the Ustaše in 1941 and his presumed death; the arrest of her family and their time in concentration camps in Veliki Grdjevac and Bjelovar; returning home and then being arrested by the Ustaše and deported to the Jasenovac concentration camp; her transfer to Stara Gradiska and then Sisak concentration camp; conditions in the concentration camps; the death of her mother; her transfer to Jastrebarsko; writing to her grandmother; her neighbor coming to Jastrebarsko to retrieve her and her siblings in 1943; staying with her grandmother for the remainder of the war; and fleeing to the forest during battles.

Interviewee
Smilja I. Tišma
Date
2008 March 06  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:48:40
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