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Oral history interview with Goluba Bochvarska

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.354.27 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0027

Goluba Bochvarska, born 1931 Shtip, Yugoslavia (now Stip, Macedonia), discusses the Macedonians, Turks, Roma and Jews living together in Stip; the two Jewish families that lived in her neighborhood; life in Shtip; going to the synagogue as a child and attending weddings; attending school with two Jewish children; how when the deportation was immanent one of their Jewish neighbors came to their house to give them her daughter's dowry for safekeeping, but Goluba's parents declined the offer; having to stay inside during the deportation; seeing the Jewish houses empty and closed; how one of her Jewish neighbors made buttons out of gold to hide it from the Bulgarians; two Jews who managed to escape (Isak Sion and Mois-Mosho); hearing stories about Jews and Christian children's blood; seeing Jewish property being auctioned off; and seeing several auctions of Jewish property.

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Goluba Bochvarska
interview:  2014 June 05
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:28
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