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Oral history interview with Dorde Hajzler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.135.4 | RG Number: RG-50.459.0004

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Dorde Hajzler, born in Subotica, Yugoslavia (Serbia), describes being a member of the Marxist, Zionist movement Tehelet Lavan; crossing into the communist youth movement when the Germans invaded, needing a more attainable goal than the creation of a Jewish state; setting a wheat silo in a neighboring village on fire in August 1941 with two others; being brought before a Hungarian court; being a minor and sentenced to eight years in prison while the other two were sentenced to death; avoiding the deportations of Hungarian Jews because he was in jail; and the administrator of the jail managing to prevent Jewish prisoners from being deported by the Nazis.

Interviewee
Dorde Hajzler
Date
1997 April 24  (interview)
Language
Serbian
Extent
4 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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:39
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