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Oral history interview with Nadežda Stanisavljević

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

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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 Ravensbruck; her forced labor in Ravensbruck; 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.

Interviewee
Nadežda Stanisavljević
Date
2008 March 10  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
3 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 10:51:03
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