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Oral history interview with Vladas Daujotas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.53 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0053

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    Oral history interview with Vladas Daujotas


    Interview Summary
    Vladas Daujotas, born in 1921 in Seda, Lithuania, describes his family and life in the towns Darbėnai, Lithuania and Kretinga, Lithuania before the war; conditions under Soviet occupation, including the mass deportations of Lithuanians; conditions under German occupation, including restrictions placed on the Jewish community; witnessing the pogrom in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1941, including the torture of Jews at the Lietukis garage; German soldiers photographing the torture; his mother asking partisans to not harm their Jewish friends, after which she was threatened with punishment; and the sight of local townspeople giving food to Jews.
    Vladas Daujotas
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 15
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Daujotas, Vladas.

    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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