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Oral history interview with Natalija Ivanova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.4 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0004

Natalija Ivanova, born in 1927 in Stip in the former Yugoslavia (now Stip, Macedonia), describes positive relationships among various nationalities and ethnic groups in prewar Stip; her mother’s use of stereotypes of and cautionary stories about Jews; the arrival of German forces who were met with a warm reception by locals; the Bulgarian occupation of Stip; the collaboration of many Stip citizens with the Bulgarian authorities; her attendance at school in Kumanovo; the deportation of the city’s Jews; the destruction of the Jewish quarter; the auction of Jewish belongings; how few people were punished for collaborating with the Bulgarians after the war; and the effects of the Holocaust on her family.

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Natalija Ivanova
Teon Dzingo
interview:  2012 May 15
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-03-09 14:10:06
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