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Oral history interview with Konstancija Benetienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.66 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0066

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    Oral history interview with Konstancija Benetienė


    Interview Summary
    Konstancija Benetienė, born in Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of her hometown; her sister bringing food Jews who had been rounded up and imprisoned; witnessing the local Jewish community being taken to a mass shooting site; details of the mass shooting; an incident in which a Jewish girl tried to purchase her freedom; local Nazi collaborators who assisted in the mass executions; the looting of Jewish belongings by local collaborators; and living in a Jewish home after the burning of her house.
    Konstancija 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

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Benetienė, Konstancija.

    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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