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Oral history interview with Genovaitė Jurevičienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.4 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0004

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    Oral history interview with Genovaitė Jurevičienė


    Interview Summary
    Genovaitė Jurevičienė, born in Kedainiai, Lithuania, describes her prewar family life and childhood friendships with Jewish neighbors; the arrival of German forces; the creation of a ghetto in her hometown; bringing food to a Jewish woman; the order from German authorities that Jews must gather all of their valuables; the warning that any local townsperson in possession of Jewish possessions would be shot; disbelief among Jewish townspeople that they would be killed; a mass shooting of Jews, assisted by local policemen and townspeople; policemen taking the clothes of the victims; an incident in which a local policeman, responsible for many of the shootings, slipped and fell into the burial pit, and was then killed by a woman there; visiting the burial pits; the looting of Jewish homes in the ghetto after the shooting; and her life after the war.
    Genovaite Jureviciene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 April 15
    creation: Vilnius (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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    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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