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Oral history interview with Ona Eigelienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.58 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0058

Ona Eigelienė, born in 1919 in Debeikiai, Lithuania, describes her family and the prewar Jewish community of Debeikiai; the persecution of the Jewish population upon the arrival of German forces; the forced labor of local Jews at the manor in which she and her family worked, including how poorly they were fed and how she attempted to help them; the torture of young Jewish girls by partisans at the manor; the mass murder of Jews by Nazi collaborators; an attempt by partisans to kill a group of Jews with grenades; bringing food to the Jews wounded in the explosion; the local rabbi asking her mother to take his religious items and give them to the future rabbi of the town; witnessing the selling of stolen Jewish goods in Vyžuonos, Lithuania by partisans; and German soldiers bringing local Jews to Utena, Lithuania for execution.

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Eigeliene, Ona
Berzinis, Saulius
interview:  2000 August 16
creation: Debeikiai (Lithuania)
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:10:01
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