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Oral history interview with Pranas Rimkus

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

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    Oral history interview with Pranas Rimkus


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Pranas Rimkus
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2008 June 25
    creation: Žemaičių Naumiestis (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    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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