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Oral history interview with Leonardas Petrauskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.239 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0239

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    Oral history interview with Leonardas Petrauskas


    Interview Summary
    Leonardas Petrauskas, born in Vievis, Lithuania in 1926, discusses the Soviet retreat; the formation of a group of Lithuananian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers) before the Germans arrived; how the collaborators pursued and executed communisits; the arrival of German forces; anti-Jewish violence; the organized looting and auction of Jewish property; witnessing a convoy of Jews being led out of town; learning later that they had been executed; moving to Vilnius, Lithuania to study; and witnessing a convoy of Jewish men being taken from the ghetto to Ponary to be killed.
    Leonardas Petrauskas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2010 March 28
    creation: Vilnius (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
    Petrauskas, Leonardas.

    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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