Spaho Bajric

Born: 19th July 1944

Small town near Sarajevo, Bosnia

Date of interview: 23rd June 2006

Map showing where Spaho Bajric came from

What about the memories of your brothers and sisters?

My three brothers stayed in Bosnia. I was so scared for them. I didn't know about them ... and one of them [pause] was killed. I didn't know for them. I sent many letters to him but not answered. And ... when I sent other letter, again not answered. After six seven months I got letter from his son. He sent me letter said 'Uncle, sorry, your brother has died and he was killed in Croatian border.' And they tried to keep secret from me because I lost wife, I lost mother-in-law and I lost brother. And my older brother was in Croatia ... and he was in Croatian town, but what they did was then they force them to go and work on field ... all day for food. If you go and work you receive food, but if you don't go you don't have food. And he spent couple of months in Croatia later and after that he moved to Hungaria where it was much better and stay in Hungaria until the end of the war.