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Oral history interview with Bosiljka Lončar

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.40 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0040

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Bosiljka Lončar, born in 1931 in Kusonje in the former Yugoslavia, describes the beginning of the war; the imprisonment of her father in Germany because of his membership in the Yugoslav Army; the Ustaše searching her house and threatening her family; her mother joining a partisan unit; the murder of a group of Serbian boys by the Ustaše; the deporation of the residents of her village in 1942; her deporation to Stara Gradiska concentration camp; conditions in the concentration camp; her separation from her mother who was sent to work in Germany; imprisoned children; caring for dying infants; the refusal of her younger brother to separate from her; her transfer to Zagreb, including the conditions of the transport and the barracks there; a peasant taking her and her brother in until 1944; her mother arranging their transfer to a partisan family in 1944; and remaining with the partisan family until liberation.

Interviewee
Bosiljka Lončar
Date
2008 March 08  (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 10:50:13
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