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Oral history interview with Boza Rafajlovic

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.135.2 | RG Number: RG-50.459.0002

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Bonza Rafajlovic, born in Yugoslavia, describes his family and his prewar life in Belgrade (Serbia) as a Jew; escaping Belgrade during the German invasion in 1941; the Ustase forces he encountered; his escape to Italy and his attempt to help his family escape from Serbia to Italy; his imprisonment by Italian forces in Kajava concentration camp; his transfer to Feramonti concentration camp in 1941; conditions in the camp; his work in a village near the camp; his escape from the village; his time in Florence; the capitulation of Italy; joining the Yugoslavian Army; his role evacuating Slovenian prisoners from Italian camps in North Africa; fighting in battles; his marriage; his return to Belgrade in 1946; the effects of the Holocaust on his family; and his life after the war.

Interviewee
Boza Rafajlovic
Date
1997 May 02  (interview)
Language
Serbian
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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