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Oral history interview with Janina Damaševičienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.207 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0207

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    Oral history interview with Janina Damaševičienė


    Interview Summary
    Janina Damaševičienė, born in Trakiškes, Lithuania (present day Trakiszki, Poland) in1922, discusses the roundup and imprisonment of the entire district’s Jewish community; Soviet prisoners of war digging burial pits under direction from Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); witnessing the killing of Jewish children first; details of the killing process; and rumors that the victims had thrown gold jewelry into the river.
    Janina Damaševičienė
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2007 December 22
    creation: Panevezys (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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    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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