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Oral history interview with Algirdas Kecorius

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.67 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0067

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    Oral history interview with Algirdas Kecorius


    Interview Summary
    Algirdas Kecorius, born in 1931 in Kretinga, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community in Kretinga; the arrival of German forces and their organization of a concentration camp; restrictions placed on the Jewish community; witnessing the torture of Jews by German soldiers; the mass shootings of Jews; visiting the burial pits after the shooting; German soldiers setting fire to the local synagogue to kill Jews hiding within; the fire which destroyed half the town and was blamed on the Jewish community; an exhibition of anti-Jewish propaganda; and the treatment of Soviet prisoners of war.
    Algirdas Kecorius
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 19
    creation: Kretinga (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
    Kecorius, Algirdas.

    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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