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Oral history interview with Cedomil Huber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0387.4 | RG Number: RG-50.468.0004

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Cedomil Huber, born in Bosanska Gradiška, Bosnia and Hercegovina and president of the Belgrade chapter of survivors from Jasenovac concentration camp, discusses how he was imprisoned as a young communist and supporter of the Liberation Front in May 1943; his deportation to Stara Gradiška, a fortress prison within the Jasenovac camp complex; his activities with the illegal communist organization in Jasenovac and his position as Chief Quartermaster in the camp's internal administration (Logornik) where it was his responsibility to steal food for inmates; his relationship with fellow Jasenovac prisoners, Vlah Romeo, Dijamanstajn, and Viner, all of whom were a part of the internal administration of Jasenovac; his memories of the mass murders in Jasenovac by the Ustasha guards; and his participation in the prisoner revolt at Jasenovac on April 22, 1945. Huber continues the interview by discussing a book by Franjo Tudjman entitled,"The Wilderness of Historical Realities." In this book, Tudjman accuses the Jewish prisoners of wrongdoings, especially the mistreatment of Serbian prisoners in Jasenovac and seizure of strict control of the internal administration. Huber refutes Tudjman's allegations that Jews created"self-management of inmates" in Jasenovac and states that the negative generalizations made in Tudjman's book are a"blatant antisemitic declaration."

Interviewee
Cedomil Huber
Date
1997 July 07  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
5 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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