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Oral history interview with Vytautas Pangonis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.237 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0237

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    Oral history interview with Vytautas Pangonis


    Interview Summary
    Vytautas Pangonis, born in Balbieriškis, Lithuania in 1927, discusses his town's prewar Jewish community; the beginning of the German occupation; the arrest of Jewish men first and then Jewish women and children seperately; witnessing the transport of the Jewish population out of town; hearing about their deaths; looting by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); and finding gold objects hidden on a Jewish estate after the war.
    Vytautas Pangonis
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2009 March 20
    creation: Balbieriškis (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
    Pangonis, Vytautas.

    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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