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Oral history interview with Viktoras Vareikis

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

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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.

Interviewee
Viktoras Vareikis
Date
2000 August 15  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
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 10:52:21
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