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Oral history interview with Dimitar Kotevski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.9 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0009

Dimitar Kotevski, born in 1926 in Bitola in the former Yugoslavia (now in Macedonia), describes the good relations between the Jews and non-Jews of Bitola before the war; restrictions placed on the Jews during the Bulgarian occupation; how the Jews thought they would be protected by the Bulgarians; how the Communist Party warned Jews about deportations; the escape of some Jews to Albania and to Sofia in Bulgaria; restrictions placed on the Jewish population; the deportation of the Jews by Bulgarian police and soldiers; life under Bulgarian occupation; the looting of Jewish homes by the local townspeople and Bulgarians; the introduction of the Bulgarian language into schools; and the aftermath of the war.

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Dimitar Kotevski
Teon Dzingo
interview:  2012 May 17
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 14:15:13
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