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Oral history interview with Ona Kavaliauskienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Ona Kavaliauskienė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ona Kavaliauskienė
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2007 December 17
    creation: Seredžius (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
    Kavaliauskienė, Ona.

    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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