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Oral history interview with Jovita Benetienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.65 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0065

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    Oral history interview with Jovita Benetienė


    Interview Summary
    Jovita Benetienė, born in Lithuania, describes the Jewish doctor who resided with her family before the war; the bombing of her hometown; hiding in the fields and forests with the residents of her hometown; the arrival of German forces; the beginning of the persecution of the Jews; the torture and humiliation of local Jewish community members; bringing food to the local synagogue for the Jewish community; and details of mass shootings of Jews and local townspeople.
    Jovita Benetiene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 18
    creation: Darb?nai (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Benetienė, Jovita.

    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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