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Oral history interview with Konstancija Benetienė

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

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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.

Interviewee
Konstancija Benetiene
Date
2000 August 18  (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 10:54:31
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