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Oral history interview with Vera Krstevska

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.354.25 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0025

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    Oral history interview with Vera Krstevska


    Interview Summary
    Vera Krstevska, born in 1930 in Bitola, Yugoslavia (now in Macedonia), describes life in Bitola before and during WWII; her Jewish friend Rebeka; her family’s good relations with Jews in Bitola; Jews being forced to wear yellow stars and follow a curfew; witnessing a deportation of Jews on a night in March 1943; her family’s shop in the city center; learning Bulgarian in school and understanding the Bulgarian soldiers deporting the Jews; watching as a Jewish child dropped a jar spilling out hidden money that was then taken by a soldier; the closing of Jewish homes and shops after the deportation; the selling of Jewish property in an auction soon after and buying a pillow during the auction; helping the partisans; the division in her family between their loyalty to the partisans and the Bulgarians; and her uncle’s murder by the partisans because he collaborated with the Bulgarians.
    Vera Krstevska
    interview:  2014 June 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Krstevska, Vera, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    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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