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Oral history interview with Vaclovas Ūselis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.59 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0059

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    Oral history interview with Vaclovas Ūselis


    Interview Summary
    Vaclovas Ūselis, born in 1930 in Levainiai, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of Vidiškiai; local Nazi collaborators and their actions against the Jewish community; the deportation of his brother to Germany; local collaborators describing taking gold teeth from their victims; the role of his uncle as a collaborator; his father breaking off relations with the uncle upon making this discovery; and his uncle's escape to Australia after the war.
    Vaclovas Uselis
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 16
    creation: Bebarzdžiai (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
    Ūselis, Vaclovas.

    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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