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Oral history interview with Pranas Rimkus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.219 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0219

Pranas Rimkus, born in Žemaičių Naumiestis, Lithuania in 1925, discusses the outbreak of war between the Soviets and Nazi Germany; civillians fleeing eastward with the Soviet retreat and their forced return; the imprisonment of the town’s Jewish community; their Lithuanian guards; local villagers being forced to transport Jewish people to a killing site in their carriages; his father’s emotional reaction to the killing; hearing gunfire during his confirmation in the Church; and the fate of one of the perpetrators.

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Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2008 June 25
1 videocassette (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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