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Oral history interview with Petras Mažuika

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.188 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0188

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    Oral history interview with Petras Mažuika


    Interview Summary
    Petras Mažuika, born in Nemunėlio Radviliškis, Lithuania in 1929, discusses attempting to retreat eastward with the Russians; being turned back by German forces; his father’s arrest and execution; conditions in the ghetto; hearing gunfire from a mass shooting; the violence of Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); a local priest’s involvement; the organized looting and auction of Jewish property; and the fate of the shooters after the war.
    Petras Mažuika
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2007 December 16
    creation: Ukmergė (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Mažuika, Petras.

    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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