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Oral history interview with Janina Čižauskienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Janina Čižauskienė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Janina Čižauskienė
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2007 December 23
    creation: Kvetkai (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Čižauskienė, Janina.

    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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