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Oral history interview with Algirdas Kecorius

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Algirdas Kecorius
Date
2000 August 19  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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