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Oral history interview with Flory Jagoda

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0342

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Flory Jagoda, born on December 21, 1923 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Hercegovina), describes her family; spending much of her childhood in Vlasenica; moving to Zagreb when she was nine years old to live with her mother and stepfather; the beginning of the war in 1941 and being kicked out of school; going to Split with a Gentile identification to live with her father’s friend; the Italians sending her and 300 to 400 Jews to Korčula Island to start a new life; becoming a teacher on the island; living in the homes of the native Yugoslavians; getting on a boat to return to Italy to be with her mother in Bari, Italy; finding a job as a typist with the American Army; meeting Sergeant Harry Jagoda during her work with the army and marrying him on June 24, 1945; her memories of spending time with her grandmother and other family members before the war; losing some of her religious faith after the war; and following her husband back to the United States in 1945.

Interviewee
Flory Jagoda
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1995 August 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:14:20
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