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Oral history interview with Otto Lingfelder

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.93 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0093

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    Oral history interview with Otto Lingfelder


    Interview Summary
    Otto Lingfelder, born on November 29, 1915, in Jakovo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), describes his early life and the Jewish community of Jakovo; moving to the city of Osijek, Croatia when he was a teenager; his vivid memory of the terrible day when the Germans came to Jakovo in their motorized units; trying escape to the Italian occupied territory with false documents; being taken by the Ustashi one night when they came bursting into the house looking for him; being transported by freight train with many others to Gospic, Croatia and worked several weeks for the local peasants; being rounded up after seven weeks and shipped to Jasenovac in August or September of 1941; living in Jasenovac I, the original section, and the poor living conditions there; his work at the camp, which included building, fencing, and enlarging the camp; working in a shoe shop that was later transferred to Stara Gradiska, Craotia, where he worked for several months; remaining in Stara Gradiska until 1943 when the boot shop was transferred to Lepoglav, Croatia; being sent back to Jasenovac; being transported at the end of 1944 to a factory manufacturing armored vehicles; the massacre of prisoners in Jasenovac; how on April 22, 1945 the last remaining inmates made a prison break, and details about their escape; running with two friends to the forest as the partisans made their attack; being held prisoner by the partisans and sent to Slavonski Brod, Croatia then Lupanje and Osijek; and being released and returning to his home.
    Otto Lingfelder
    interview:  1991 October 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Lingfelder, Otto, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Otto Lingfelder in Israel on October 22, 1991, 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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