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Oral history interview with Viktoras Ašmenskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.214 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0214

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    Oral history interview with Viktoras Ašmenskas


    Interview Summary
    Viktoras Ašmenskas, born in Lithuania, discusses joining a group of Lithuanian forces (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); seeing groups of Jews assembled around a mass grave on his way from Lentvaris to Trakai; learning later that they were Jews; hearing gunfire from a mass shooting; witnessing the drunken state of the shooters; witnessing the roundup of the Eisiskes Jewish community; and the looting of Jewish property.
    Viktoras Ašmenskas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2008 May 07
    creation: Vilnius (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
    Ašmenskas, Viktoras.
    Corporate Name
    Baltaraiščiai (Group)

    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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