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Oral history interview with Vera Levy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.89 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0089

Vera Levy, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), discusses growing up with a Zionist family; the German invasion; what happened to different members of her extended family; the difference between Italians and Croats, between “occupation” and “annexation”; the difficult winter of 1942; escaping to Split, Croatia and life there; being shipped by the Carabinieri between August and November of 1942 by boat along the Adriatic to Zadar, Ipag (Pag Island), and north to Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi) along the Sava River; being guarded by local Italian authorities; being isolated to be kept from partisan influence; being deported to camp Kalinska; self-rule and institutions within the camp; moving to the Island of Rab, Yugoslavia (modern Croatia); being guarded by Italian fascists; the uprising against the fascists when Italy gave up; the youth joining the partisans; remaining people at Rab Island being shipped to Auschwitz; returning to Zagreb, Yugoslavia in 1945; moving to Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (modern Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1948; and immigrating to Israel in 1950.


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Interviewee
Vera Levy
Date
interview:  1993 March 20
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:27
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