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Oral history interview with Ona Kavaliauskienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.192 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0192

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ona Kavaliauskienė, born in Seredžius, Lithuania in 1923, discusses the outbreak of war between the Soviets and the Nazis; her arrest as a result of her membership in the Komsomal (communist youth organization); the activities of communists; anti-communist and anti-Jewish violence; the imprisonment of the town’s Jewish population by Germans and Lithuanians; Jewish men being forced to dig burial pits; seeing transports of Jewish people being forced out of the town; a mass killing; the seizing of Jewish houses by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); being given a Jewish apartment because of her husband’s job as a tailor; and the organized looting and auction of Jewish property.

Interviewee
Ona Kavaliauskienė
Date
2007 December 17  (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 11:08:05
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