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Oral history interview with Jadvyga Petrylienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.61 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0061

Jadvyga Petrylienė, born in Lithuania, describes working for a Jewish family, providing childcare before the war; restrictions placed on the Jewish community after the arrival of German forces; local Nazi collaborators; the murder of her employer by Lithuanian soldiers; the relocation of the Jewish community to the ghetto; the arrival of Jews from other towns; a mass shooting of Jews, including details of the execution; local townspeople visiting the mass burial site; an incident in which the child of her former employer sought help from her, but she refused; and an incident in which a local citizen denounced Jewish children in hiding.

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Jadvyga Petryliene
Saulius Berzinis
interview:  2000 August 17
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-01-12 16:41:18
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