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Oral history interview with Juozas Baleišis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.209 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0209

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    Oral history interview with Juozas Baleišis


    Interview Summary
    Juozas Baleišis, born in Svėdasai, Lithuania in 1927, discusses the roundup and imprisonment of the town’s Jewish community in the synagogue by German forces and Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); providing food to the Jewish prisoners; witnessing the burning of the synagogue with people in it; the beating of those who attempted to help; witnessing a mass shooting; and the organized looting and auction of Jewish property.
    Juozas Baleišis
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2007 December 22
    creation: Svėdasai (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
    Baleišis, Juozas.

    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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