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Oral history interview with Branislav Milenković

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.41 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0041

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

Branislav Milenković, born in 1923 in Mali Krcemir in the former Yugoslavia, describes the bombing of Belgrade in 1941; fleeing to Nis; the German occupation of Nis; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community of Nis; hearing that German soldiers were arresting known communists; joining a partisan unit in 1941; his arrest by Bulgarian forces in 1942; his transfer to German forces in Leskovac for interrogation; denying his role in the partisans; his transfer to a concentration camp in Nis; conditions of the camp and the presence of Jewish inmates; his transfer to the concentration camp Sajmiste in 1942; his transfer to Vorberg, Germany to work on a farm in 1942; his memories of the route through Austria; his transfer to Szczecin concentration camp; his forced labor and illness; escape attempts by some inmates; liberation from the concentration camp; returning home in 1945; and the execution of his brother for being a partisan during the war.

Interviewee
Branislav Milenković
Date
2008 March 09  (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 10:50:23
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