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Oral history interview with Edvard Jankovskij

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

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    Oral history interview with Edvard Jankovskij


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Edvard Jankovskij
    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

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Jankovskij, Edvard.

    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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