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Oral history interview with Genovaitė Jurevičienė

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

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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.

Interviewee
Genovaite Jureviciene
Date
1998 April 15  (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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