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Oral history interview with Milo Despot

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0387.10 | RG Number: RG-50.468.0010

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    Oral history interview with Milo Despot

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Milo Despot, born in 1924 in a the village of Jemema near Belgrade, Serbia, discusses his involvement with partisan resistance fighters; his imprisonment in "3 C" of the Jasenovac concentration camp in September 1942; his memories of working on the river near the camp with a Jewish man named Minc and how Minc was killed with other Jewish camp chiefs (Grupnici) on April 21, 1945; his memory of the mass murder of 100 Serbian girls on a barge on the river near Jasenovac and how the Ustasha cut the girls' throats and threw the bodies in the river; and how the Ustasha preferred methods of killing prisoners were by mallets, hammers, and knives, not by shooting
    Interviewee
    Milo Despot
    Interviewer
    Jasa Almuli
    Date
    interview:  1997 July 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Language
    Serbo-Croatian
    Extent
    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Despot, Milo.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted the interview with Milos Despot on July 26, 1997, in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). The 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.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:41:27
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