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Oral history interview with Jonas Uzdonas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.56 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0056

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Jonas Uzdonas, born in 1925 in Lithuania, describes his family and his work for a Jewish baker; the relationship between his family and local prewar Jewish community; the arrival of German forces and Lithuanian collaborators; the defacement of Jewish property; the roundup of the Jewish community; local townspeople participating in the murder of the Jewish community; Jews being held in the forest; the relocation of wealthier Jews to Utena; seeing a column of Jews being driven to the killing site; hearing the screams of the victims; the deportation of his father to Germany; local collaborators who participated in the mass murder of the Jewish community; collaborators looting the clothing and property of the victims; a local priest who blessed the collaborators; and local townspeople inhabiting Jewish houses.

Interviewee
Jonas Uzdonas
Date
2000 August 16  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 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 10:52:41
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