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Oral history interview with Liudvikas Kryžauskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.220 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0220

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    Oral history interview with Liudvikas Kryžauskas


    Interview Summary
    Liudvikas Kryžauskas, born in Seda, Lithuania in 1926, discusses the town’s large prewar Jewish community; attending school with both Jewish and Christian children; the imprisonment of the town’s Jewish community in a barn; seeing convoys of Jewish people being forced to the killing site by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); hearing gunfire from a mass shooting; the looting of Jewish property; a mass shooting in a second part of town; burial pits; the town priest speaking in favor of killing communists and Jews; and the arrest of some collaborators after the war.
    Liudvikas Kryžauskas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2008 June 25
    creation: Seda (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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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kryžauskas, Liudvikas.
    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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