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Oral history interview with Vera Krstevska

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

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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.

Interviewee
Vera Krstevska
Date
2014 June 03  (interview)
Language
Macedonian
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-08-13 12:51:10
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