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Oral history interview with Sava Petrovic

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0387.7 | RG Number: RG-50.468.0007

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Sava Petrovic, a Serb from the village of Veliko Nabrdje in Slavonia, discusses a roundup on August 11, 1942, and his deportation to Jasenovac concentration camp; how a Jew named Polgar kept Sava hidden in a barracks during his bout with typhus so that the Ustasha would not take him to the hospital and kill him; his memories of mass murders of forestry workers from Jasenovac and how the Ustasha executed them by cutting the prisoners' throats and throwing them in the Sava River; his memories of the different types of jobs held by Jasenovac prisoners; his escape during the prisoner revolt in April 1945; and his involvement with Tito's partisan fighters. Petrovic also discusses and refutes claims from Franjo Tudjman's book,"The Wilderness of Historical Realities," that Jews monopolized power in the internal administration of the camp and committed atrocities against Gentiles, Serbs, and others imprisoned in Jasenovac

Interviewee
Sava Petrovic
Date
1997 July 12  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
Extent
3 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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