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Oral history interview with Enrique Don

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0291

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Enrique Don, born on April 27, 1922 in Kaunas, Lithuania, describes his family; growing up in a Jewish community and not mixing with the non-Jewish part of Kaunas; the Russian invasion in 1939 and seeing them nationalize and take away houses and businesses from people; believing that the Nazi-Soviet pact would lead to peace; waking up on a Sunday morning about a year later and seeing the German army enter Kaunas; moving into the Slobodka ghetto and being forced to join labor brigades that at first primarily worked on a nearby airport; getting food from peasants when they were outside of the ghetto doing work; the liquidation of the small part of the ghetto and moving into the Big Ghetto in Kaunas; Lithuanian complicity in helping the Germans; the organization of the underground movement between those in the ghetto and the partisans in the forest; and the transport of people from Vilnius into the Kaunas ghetto.

Interviewee
Enrique Don
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1994 September 26  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:12:38
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