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Oral history interview with Viktoras Mongirdas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.74 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0074

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Viktoras Mongirdas, born in Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of his hometown, including their friendly relations with his family; antisemitic remarks made by local townspeople; the Jewish community welcoming Soviet soldiers; Jewish refugees from Germany; the initial welcome of German forces; restrictions placed upon the Jewish and Polish population; the relocation of the Jewish community to the ghetto; digging burial pits; details of the mass shooting of the Jewish population; the looting of Jewish belongings by partisans; the celebration held by partisans after the mass shooting; German soldiers preventing partisans from escaping Soviet soldiers; and the excavation of the mass grave after the war.

Interviewee
Viktoras Mongirdas
Date
2000 August 20  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
3 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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:55:56
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