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Oral history interview with Ado Kabiljo

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0387.6 | RG Number: RG-50.468.0006

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Ado Kabiljo, born in the Bosnian town of Visoko in 1915, discusses his imprisonment in Jasenovac concentration camp in October 1941; his work on an earthen dam in the "Lonjsko Polje" area of Jasenovac; his transfer to the main camp, Jasenovac III at the brick mill, in November 1941; how the Ustasha guards in the camp used the furnace of the brick mill as a make shift crematoria; how Ustasha executed members of his immediate family and burned them in the make shift crematoria; his memories of seeing his mother in the Stara Gradiska part of the Jasenovac camp complex on the day before her execution; his escape from Jasenovac in September 1944; how he found his way to join partisan fighters through the aid of Serbian villagers; his days as a soldier in the Yugoslav army; and his life after World War II. Kabiljo continues by refuting the antisemitic generalizations about the treacherous behavior of Jewish prisoners in Jasenovac.

Interviewee
Ado Kabiljo
Date
1997 July 11  (interview)
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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