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Oral history interview with Nadežda Stanisavljević

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.45 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0045

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    Oral history interview with Nadežda Stanisavljević


    Interview Summary
    Nadežda Stanisavljević, born in 1927 in Reljane in the former Yugoslavia, describes Serbians, Jews, and communists who were hanged by German soldiers; German officers staying in her home; local Chetniks who collaborated with German forces; her arrest and beating by a member of the field guard; her membership in the Young Communist League of Yugoslavia; her arrests; attending school in Belgrade in 1943; working on sabotage for the SKOJ; raids and searches of houses in Belgrade; the arrest of civilians; the interogation of her and her mother by Chetniks and then the Gestapo; her arrest along with her mother and their imprisonment in the Nis concentration camp in 1943; the treatment of the prisoners; her transfer to Austria to be a governess for the children of a doctor; her firing upon discovering that she had tuberculosis and her forced labor in an ammunition factory; her imprisonment in Mauthausen concentration camp; witnessing the execution of inmates; her transfer to Dachau, then Auschwitz, and then Ravensbrück; her forced labor in Ravensbrück; being used as a subject for medical experimentation; liberation by American forces at Mauthausen; recovering in Francenbad; working in Prague, Czech Republic in the provisional Embassy of Yugoslavia; returning to Aleksinac; and the lack of punishment for local collaborators after the war.
    Nadežda Stanisavljević
    interview:  2008 March 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    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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