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Oral history interview with Tome Micevski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.11 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0011

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Tome Micevski, born in 1922 in Bitola, Macedonia, discusses his memory of peaceful relationships between Jews, Turks, Russians, and other nationalities prior to the war; his Jewish school friends; a popular rumor spread by local Macedonians that Jews were killing Christian children; the Bulgarian occupation which many saw as liberation from Serbian authorities; being forced to join the Bulgarian Army in Kavala, Greece in 1943; his time in officer school in Bulgaria; how his entire unit deserted the Bulgarian Army and joined the partisans; serving as a commander of an artillery unit in1944; seeing the bodies of civilians in burned villages while with partisans in Strumica, Macedonia; witnessing the shooting of a partisan by others in his unit because the man visited his family without permission; conflicts with pro-fascist groups throughout the former Yugoslavia; and the killing of approximately 4,000 Ustasha in a conflict with Albanian partisans.

Interviewee
Tome Micevski
Interviewer
Teon Dzingo
Date
2012 May 18  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:37
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