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Oral history interview with Ona Joneliūnienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Ona Joneliūnienė


    Interview Summary
    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).
    Ona Joneliūnienė
    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
    Joneliūnienė, Ona.

    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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