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Oral history interview with Bosiljka Lončar

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

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    Oral history interview with Bosiljka Lončar


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Bosiljka Lončar
    interview:  2008 March 08
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lončar, Bosiljka.

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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