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Oral history interview with Borivoj Matić

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.504.1.51 | RG Number: RG-50.585.0051

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Borivoj Matić, born in 1923 in Donji Petrovici in the former Yugoslavia, describes the beginning of the war; partisan members executing suspected local collaborators; his arrest in 1943 by German soldiers as revenge for the death of a German officer by a partisan; his imprisonment in Mauthausen concentration camp; being a subject of medical experimentation; conditions in Mauthausen and his forced labor; his transfer to Staurer and then Gusen concentration camps; the treatment of Jewish inmates; liberation by American forces; revenge taken by prisoners on the SS guards and kapos; and his return to his hometown in 1945.

Interviewee
Borivoj Matić
Date
2010 January 21  (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 10:51:57
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