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Oral history interview with Rade Burchevski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.16 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0016

Rade Burchevski, born in 1923 in Rudnik Velesko, Yugoslavia (now in Macedonia), discusses joining the resistance in 1941 following the Bulgarian occupation; his involvement with partisans, fighting against the Bulgarian police; his arrest and incarceration in Skopje after being betrayed by an acquaintance in 1942; escaping from an execution site near Veles; hiding in a stable in his village; being incarcerated in Veles and then in Skopje; being beaten by the head of the Skopje police; the execution of Macedonian partisan Pero Naumov; being sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Bulgarian judge; making a deal with prison guards that led to his escape to the partisans; fighting alongside partisans in Macedonia and Kosovo; trials of those caught by partisans; and seeing burned villages and the bodies of civilians in Kosovo in the village of Pasjane.

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Rade Burchevski
Teon Dzingo
interview:  2012 May 19
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 14:15:16
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