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Oral history interview with Milo Despot

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

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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
Date
1997 July 26  (interview)
Language
Serbo-Croatian
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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