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Oral history interview with Edvard Jankovskij

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.5 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0005

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Edvard Jankovsij, born in 1935 in Ponary (Paneriai), Lithuania, describes the retreat of Soviet forces; the German invasion; the appearance of burial pits in 1940; the transportation of Jews to Ponary; the belief among Jews that they were being sent to labor; the mass shooting of Jews by local policemen and German soldiers; the burning of the corpses in 1943, for which local policemen were the only volunteers for the job; his attempt to give food to Soviet prisoners of war and Jewish civilians; and how some of the burial pits do not have commemoration signs.

Interviewee
Edvard Jankovskij
Date
1998 April 15  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
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 10:40:09
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