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Oral history interview with Vera Levy

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

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    Oral history interview with Vera Levy


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Vera Levy
    interview:  1993 March 20
    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
    Levy, Vera.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Vera Levy in Israel on March 20, 1993, 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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