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Oral history interview with Theodora Basch Klayman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2002.331 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0470

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Theodora Basch Klayman, born in 1938 in Zagreb, Croatia, discusses her childhood; moving to Ludbreg, Croatia; the confusion and tension she encountered as a young child at the beginning of World War II; her recollections of being passed from family to family and hidden in Ludbreg along with her younger brother; battles between the Ustaša and partisans in the streets of Ludbreg; the deportations of her father and her non-Jewish uncle Stricek to the Jasenovac concentration camp; the end of the war and her and her brother's adoption by Sticek; her brother's death from scarlet fever; her trip to Switzerland when she was in high-school to find relatives who had survived the Holocaust; finding out as a teenager that she was Jewish; and meeting and marrying her husband and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Ms. Theodora Klayman
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2002 September 24  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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