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Oral history interview with Sara Alkalaj

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

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    Oral history interview with Sara Alkalaj


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Sara Alkalaj
    Peter Ryan
    interview:  1997 April 16
    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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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Alkalaj, Sara.

    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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