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Oral history interview with Iakov Kayun

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.73 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0073

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    Oral history interview with Iakov Kayun


    Interview Summary
    Iakov Kayun, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina in January 1905, describes his family and his father’s death in WWI; graduating from business school and working in a bank (Jewrejska Centralna Banka); being drafted in 1926 into the army for 14 months; his various jobs in the 1930s; the beginning of the German occupation; the killing of Jewish community leaders in Sarajevo by Germans and Ustasa; constructing a hiding place in the cellar of a building and creating a passage behind it and with the help; having opportunities to escape but did not want to leave his sister, who was active in the underground; finding out about a major roundup from his sister and their escape to Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina; staying in Mostar for three days and then escaping to Dubrovnik, Croatia; being transported to an internment camp on the island of Rab; life in this camp before and after the Italian capitulation; his underground activities such as leading a group of 405 people to a liberated area of St. Juray (Sveti Juraj); joining the partisans; life under communist rule; and his immigration to Israel.
    Iakov Kayun
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Kayun, Iakov.

    Administrative Notes

    Interview with Iakov Kayun 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 February 1995.
    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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