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Oral history interview with Janina Čižauskienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.210 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0210

Janina Čižauskienė, born in Kvetkai, Lithuania in 1929, discusses her town’s prewar antisemitic attitudes; the formation of a group of Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); anti-communist and anti-Jewish propaganda posted by German forces; confrontations between Nazi and Soviet supporters; retaliations against the town by German forces; the roundup of the town’s Jewish community in a synagogue and their transport to a killing site; Lithuanian collaborators appropriating Jewish houses; hearing the bragging of collaborators who participated in a mass killing in Rokiskis, Lithuania; and the fate of the collaborators after the war.

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Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2007 December 23
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:51:42
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