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Oral history interview with Vancho Saldzievski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.19 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0019

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Vancho Saldzievski, born in 1924 in Veles, Macedonia, discusses moving to Skopje, Macedonia after the bombing of his family’s home; the large western Macedonian refugee population in Kiselavoda; the political organizations in his school, which included SKOJ (communist youth) and BRANIK (pro-Bulgarian; his responsibility as a SKOJ member to notify Jews of danger and encourage them to join a partisan unit; his arrest and beating by Bulgarian policeman; seeing Bulgarian police and army soldiers guarding Jews in the yard at Monopol; joining the partisans in April 1944 and witnessing the execution of two partisans after they left their brigade; participating in talks with Macedonian Chetniks; and the search for and executions of Ballists and Bulagarians in western Macedonia.

Interviewee
Vancho Saldzievski
Interviewer
Teon Dzingo
Date
2012 May 21  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (MiniDV).
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 10:45:21
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