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Oral history interview with Miriam Bakovitz

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

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    Oral history interview with Miriam Bakovitz


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Miriam Bakovitz
    Nathan Beyrak
    interview:  1992 December 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bakovitz, Miriam, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Miriam Bakovitz in Israel on December 28, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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