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Djordje (Djura) Rajs collection

Document | Accession Number: 2012.35.1

Contains a personal narrative in the form of a diary written by Djordje (Djura) Rajs (donor's brother) in a former military barrack in Petrovgrad, Yugoslavia (present-day Zrenjanin, Serbia). Djura, born August 17, 1930 in Petrovgrad, details the Nazi occupation of Petrovgrad and forced conscription of Jewish men ages 18-60. He then describes himself being forced to move to a dilapidated former Army barrack which he describes as lice and vermin infested; he dated this event as May 2, 1941 although it occurred May 8, 1941. He further describes that he writes the stories "not something imaginary but rather a complete truth which I lived through..."Djura was deported from Petrovgrad to the Semlin "Judenlager" where he was killed in Spring 1942.

2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jovan Rajs
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Record last modified: 2018-06-19 09:57:25
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