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Oral history interview with Stefanija Safronova

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.165 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0165

Stefanija Safronova, born in Lazdijai, Lithuania in 1923, discusses the town’s large prewar Jewish community; the bombing of the town during the German invasion; anti-Jewish violence committed by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); the town’s Jewish community’s imprisonment in a ghetto; the living and working conditions in the ghetto; looting; collaboration; a mass killing; the killing process; aiding Jewish prisoners; a second mass shooting; her arrest by Lithuanian officials for aiding Jewis; interrogation techniques; her father’s arrest and execution on order of German forces; her brothers’ arrest and torture; and the roundup and forced relocation of the town’s Polish population by German and Lithuanian officials.

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Stefanija Safronova
Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2006 August 28
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-03-09 11:11:40
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