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Oral history interview with Elena Tumasonienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.222 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0222

Elena Tumasonienė, born in Šeduva, Lithuania in 1924, discusses being told antisemitic stories as a child; studying nursing in Kaunas, Lithuania when the war between the Soviets and Nazi Germany began; local Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers) arresting pro-communists; Jewish prisoners in the ghetto performing forced labor; having three Jewish girls work on their farm; watching transports of Jewish people being removed from the town; the town’s priest’s attempt to save five Jewish people by baptizing them; their deaths; looting; and the perpetrators’ fate after the war.

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Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2008 June 26
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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