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Oral history interview with Teodoras Valotka

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.189 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0189

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Teodoras Valotka, born in Birzai, Lithuania in 1929, discusses living in Nemunelio Radviliskis during the war; negative prewar relations between Jews and Christians; chaos at the outbreak of war between the Soviets and Nazi forces; regulations imposed on the Jewish community by German forces; witnessing a convoy of Jewish people being taken to a killing site; his father’s forced conscription to bury the bodies; the organized looting and auction of Jewish property; and implications that a local priest was involved in planning the killing.

Interviewee
Teodoras Valotka
Date
2007 December 16  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:07:55
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