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Oral history interview with Viktoras Vareikis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.54 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0054

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    Oral history interview with Viktoras Vareikis


    Interview Summary
    Viktoras Vareikis, born in 1927 in Dunkstyna (Dukstyna), Lithuania, describes life during Soviet occupation; life during the German occupation; Jewish families escaping to small towns at the beginning of the war; the establishment of a Jewish ghetto; the torture of wealthy Jews in the jail of Antakalnis, Lithuania by local townspeople; a shooting of four Jewish citizens by partisans in the forest; bringing water to one of the victims who survived the shooting; digging graves to bury the victims; collaborators who assisted in the murder of Jews; the looting and sale of Jewish belongings; and the escape of perpetrators to United States, England, and Australia after the war.
    Viktoras Vareikis
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 15
    creation: Ukmerg? (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
    Vareikis, Viktoras.

    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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    2023-11-16 08:42:03
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