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Oral history interview with Ona Joneliūnienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.238 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0238

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Ona Joneliūnienė, born in Balbieriškis, Lithuania in 1920, discusses the town’s large prewar Jewish community; people fleeing eastward with the Russian retreat and their forced return; the murder of a Jewish man in the first hours of the war; the roundup and massacre of Jewish men; being forbidden by her father to join in the looting of Jewish property; the firefight that resulted in her town’s destruction; and the fates of the Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers).

Interviewee
Ona Joneliūnienė
Date
2009 March 20  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:10:34
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