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Oral history interview with Juozas Baleišis

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

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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.

Interviewee
Juozas Baleišis
Date
2007 December 22  (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 11:09:04
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