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Oral history interview with Marija Zacharevič

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.6 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0006

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    Oral history interview with Marija Zacharevič


    Interview Summary
    Marija Zacharevič, born in Ponary (Paneriai), Lithuania, describes the poverty of the Jewish population before the war; the relocation of Jews into the Vilna ghetto; her family’s attempt to hide a Jewish man in their home; hearing gunfire from the direction of a mass shootings; the proximity of her village to the burial pits; seeing Jews being taken in the direction of the killing site in Ponary; the burning of the corpses; the reactions of local townspeople to the shootings; and threats from German soldiers to kill anyone who rescued Jews.
    Marija Zacharevic
    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
    Zacharevič, Marija.

    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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