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Oral history interview with Pranas Dulka

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.8 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0008

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    Oral history interview with Pranas Dulka


    Interview Summary
    Pranas Dulka, born in 1908 in Dubrovka, Lithuania, describes his family’s relationship with the Jewish community; the beginning of the war; antisemitic comments made by neighbors; local townspeople who denounced Jews after promising to save them for money; a roundup of Jews; their relocation to Semeliškës; local and non-local policemen who served as guards; local Lithuanians being forced to dig burial pits; policemen inviting local townspeople to shoot Jews; his refusal to participate in the shooting; the participation of policemen in driving Jews to burial pits; details of the mass shooting; hearing the gunfire from the mass shooting; visiting the shooting site; policemen selling the victims’ belongings to some local townspeople; the head policeman’s suicide following the mass killing; and the postwar punishment of some neighbors who participated in the persecution of Jews.
    Pranas Dulka
    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

    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Dulka, Pranas.

    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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