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

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

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


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ella Schnitzer
    Erna Vranetic
    Ivan Vranetic
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 June 28

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    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Ivan Vranetic, Erna Vranetic, and Ella Schnitzer on June 28, 1987 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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