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Oral history interview with Sava Petrovic

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

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    Oral history interview with Sava Petrovic


    Interview Summary
    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
    Sava Petrovic
    Jasa Almuli
    interview:  1997 July 12
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted the interview with Sava Petrovic on July 12, 1997, in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interviews in August 1997.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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