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Djordje (Djura) Rajs papers

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    The Djordje (Djura) Rajs papers include a diary written by Djordje (Djura) Rajs in a former military barracks in Petrovgrad, Yugoslavia (currently Zrenjanin, Serbia). In the diary, Djura details the Nazi occupation of Petrovgrad and forced conscription of Jewish men as well as being forced to move to a dilapidated former Army barracks in May 1941. He further describes that he writes "not something imaginary but rather a complete truth which I lived through..."
    inclusive:  1941
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jovan Rajs
    Collection Creator
    Djordje Rajs
    Djordje Rajs (Djura or Djurica, 1930-1942) was born August 17, 1930 in Petrovgrad, Yugoslavia (currently Zrenjanin, Serbia) to Hugo Rajs (1901-1941) and Elisabeth Rajs (née Hercog, 1908-1942) and had one brother, Jovan Rajs (b. 1933). In 1941 Hugo and Djordje were conscripted into forced labor. Djordje was forced into and old Army barracks in May 1941 and later deported from Petrovgrad to the Semlin Judenlager. During a transport in April 1942, Djordje was killed. In late 1944 Jovan Rajs was deported to Bergen-Belsen. Towards the end of the war he was taken to Theresienstadt and was liberated on May 8, 1945.

    Physical Details

    2 oversize folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Djordje (Djura) Rajs papers are arranged as a single series.

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Personal Name
    Rajs, Djordje.

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Jovan Rajs PhD, MD
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:38:26
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