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Oral history interview with Ivan Vranetic, Erna Vranetic, and Ella Schnitzer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.62 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0062

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Ivan Vranetic, born in 1927 in Yugoslavia, describes his family and childhood; his traditional Catholic family; the occupation of his village by German troops; helping Jews during the war; and the liberation of the village by the partisans.
Erna Vranetic describes growing up in Sarajavo, Yugoslavia (now in Bosnia and Herzegovina); the German treatment of the Jews; the Rab concentration camp; her mother and sister having false documents to go to Italy but not being able to go with them; getting accused of being Jewish because of her physical features; disguising herself as a Turkish woman and escaping to Ivan’s town during the war; giving birth to her daughter Ella; and immigrating to Israel in 1948.
Ella Schnitzer describes her childhood and wanting her parents to move closer to her.

Interviewee
Ella Schnitzer
Erna Vranetic
Ivan Vranetic
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 June 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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