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Oral history interview with Vladas Kersnauskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.71 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0071

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    Oral history interview with Vladas Kersnauskas


    Interview Summary
    Vladas Kersnauskas, born in Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of his hometown; anti-Jewish rumors; the harsh treatment of Jewish women by partisans; his mother utilizing the forced labor of Jewish women; local Nazi collaborators who participated in the mass shootings of Jews; details of the executions; visiting the mass grave after the shooting; the looting of Jewish property; and the opening of the mass graves after the war.
    Vladas Kersnauskas
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2000 August 20
    creation: Geruliai (Telši? apskritis, Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kersnauskas, Vladas.

    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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