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Oral history interview with Konstantin Mitrev

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.6 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0006

Konstantin Mitrev, born in 1935 in Stip in the former Yugoslavia (now Stip, Macedonia), describes the different nationalities living in prewar Stip; antisemitic stories told by local Macedonians; living in the Jewish quarter; his family’s many Jewish acquaintances; the deportation of the Jewish population by Bulgarian policemen; the looting of Jewish homes by Bulgarians and local townspeople; how local townspeople were supposed to give looted Jewish belongings to the Bulgarians so the items could be sold; the commission, headed by a Macedonian, set up to search for stolen Jewish belongings; Macedonian surnames being changed to Bulgarian during occupation; the introduction of the Bulgarian language in schools and public places; and the how few of the Jews of Stip survived after their deportation.

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Konstantin Mitrev
Teon Dzingo
interview:  2012 May 16
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 14:15:12
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