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Oral history interview with Mihajlo Maric

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0387.5 | RG Number: RG-50.468.0005

Mihajlo Maric, a Serb from a village near Bjelovar, Croatia and born in 1918, discusses his imprisonment by the Ustasha in April 1941; his time in the Krapje concentration camp, a part of the Jasenovac concentration camp complex; his transfer to the brick mill at the main Jasenovac camp in August 1941; his time working in the chain and metal shop (Lancara) and hospital for Ustasha guards; his memories of "apelo" or Appels convoked by the Ustasha for executions or public punishment of Jasenovac prisoners; his memories of Jasenovac prisoners being taken across the Sava River for execution near the village of Gradina; the scarcity of food and how he received food packages from his mother; his memories of the actions of Jews in the internal administration of the Jasenovac camp; and the involvment of Jews and Roma in the executions of other prisoners.

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Marić, Mihailo
Almuli, Jasa
interview:  1997 July 09
3 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:43
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