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Oral history interview with Leonardas Petrauskas

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

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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.

Interviewee
Leonardas Petrauskas
Date
2010 March 28  (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 11:10:37
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