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Oral history interview with Miriam Bakovitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.6 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0006

Miriam Bakovitz, born in 1921, discusses her family and childhood in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina); joining Hashomer Hatzair; her increasing awareness of the war; encountering refugees between 1938 and 1939; the Germans arrival in Sarajevo in 1941; the deportation of her parents; anti-Jewish violence, including synagogue burnings, deportations, and shootings; being sent to do forced labor at the military camp Maryunvo; being deported to Gakovo (in present day Serbia); hiding under an assumed identity; living with partisans; being arrested and escaping; fighting with communist partisans; violence by Chetniks; German patrols for partisans; traveling by rail to Croatia; working as a medic; the end of the war and liberating a town from German occupation; working as a nurse in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; not being able to find living family members; her experiences in the Yugoslav People's Army after the war; hiding her Jewish identity until her children were 14; and immigrating to Israel in 1972.

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Bakovitz, Miriam
Beyrak, Nathan
interview:  1992 December 28
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:45
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