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Oral history interview with Sara Alkalaj

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.135.10 | RG Number: RG-50.459.0010

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

Sara Akjakaj, born in 1921 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Serbia), describes her family; her membership in Hashomer Hatzair; the invasion of German forces in 1941; life under German occupation, including additional restrictions for her family because they were Jewish; her activities while in the Communist Youth; fleeing to Pirot, Serbia; her arrest and imprisonment by Bulgarian soldiers; her escape and procurement of train tickets to Sofia, Bulgaria; traveling from Sofia to Skopje, Macedonia and then Urosevac, Serbia; her time in Kuvaja concentration camp; her work with partisan units after the capitulation of Italy; the German offensive on Tirana, Albania in 1944; returning to Belgrade in 1945; the fates of her family members; and her life after the war.

Interviewee
Sara Alkalaj
Date
1997 April 16  (interview)
Language
Serbian
Extent
3 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 10:42:07
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