Dr. Jovan Deutsch, a friend of Aleksandar Necak’s mother

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  • Photo taken in:
    Senta
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia

This is a good friend of my mother, Jovan Deutsch. The photo was taken in front of the river in Senta, sometime in the 1930s. 

The Deutsch family lived next door to my mother’s family in Senta. There were three children there: Rosetta, Jovan and Viktor. During the war both Viktor and Jovan were captured and taken to work camps in German-occupied Russia. The Russian army liberated the camps and the captured were released. When Jovan was on his way back to Yugoslavia, as a member of the Yugoslav unit of the Russian army, he met his brother in a Russian train station. Shortly after that meeting Viktor died of typhus in Russia. Jovan moved to Israel in 1948. He had two sons there. His elder son was killed in the 1967 war. Jovan moved to Australia with his wife and younger son. Jovan is 92 years old and living in Melbourne.  He still writes to my mother on a regular basis. 

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Aleksandar Necak
Interviewer:
Rachel Chanin
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2000
Belgrade, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Jovan Deutsch
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Senta
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
Country of death:
Australia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
doctor
after WW II:
doctor

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