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Oral history interview with Jekaterina Minkevičienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.151 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0151

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    Oral history interview with Jekaterina Minkevičienė


    Interview Summary
    Jekaterina Minkevičienė, born in 1912 in Viekšniai, Lithuania, describes her family; living at the Pavenčiai sugar factory in Kuršėnai; escaping deportation; a transfer station for Jews in Kuršėnai, which determined whether deportees were going to be sent to work or to be murdered; mass shootings of Jews; the treatment of the Jews by German guards; the Jewish ghetto in Daugėliai; hiding a Jewish girl for the duration of the war; the conditions in the Šiauliai ghetto; moving away from Pavenčiai; local collaborators who assisted in the mass murder of Jews; returning to Pavenčiai after the war and finding her home looted; and seeking the family of the Jewish girl she hid after the war.
    Jekaterina Minkevičiené
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2006 August 22
    creation: Vilniaus rajonas (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    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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