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Oral history interview with Jadvyga Petrylienė

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

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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.

Interviewee
Jadvyga Petryliene
Date
2000 August 17  (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 10:53:37
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