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Oral history interview with Magda Micic-Milijasevic

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.135.8 | RG Number: RG-50.459.0008

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    Oral history interview with Magda Micic-Milijasevic


    Interview Summary
    Magda Micic-Milijasevic (née Fenje) describes the beginning of antisemitic persecution in the town of Raska, Serbia; her father being popular in Raska and a veterinarian who charged on a generous sliding scale; the Germans invading Serbia in April 1941; their house being confiscated and the villagers coming to their aid; the local Serbian Christian Orthodox priest offering Magda's family shelter in his own home; the growing necessity to leave the village; the villagers organizing an escape route for the Fenje family; her family boarding a railway car during a busy market day and being transported to Biljanovac, Serbia; the villagers in Biljanovac putting her family in a small house and supplying them food and provisions throughout the winter of 1941-1942 and refused payment for their benevolence; her family going back to Raska in February 1942 and trying to get Magda's father's pension when they were warned once again of the Germans' searches; her father being escorted to another village where a family cared for him; her injury during an escape and being cared for by a peasant and then another family; rejoining her own family; her family being provided with false identification papers; meeting and marrying a Serbian royalist Chetnik while in hiding; being imprisoned by the Chetniks for stating that political infighting should end; being saved from execution by the local Chetnik commander, who saw Magda with her baby; the commander reporting that he could not find her while she hid for the remainder of the day in a stack of hay; her husband disappearing when Tito's partisans defeated the Chetniks; and the survival of the rest of her family.
    Magda Micic-Milijasevic
    Tami Newmham
    Caroline Rosenthal
    interview:  1997 April 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    This interview is a production of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History branch.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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