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Oral history interview with Pranas Dulka

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

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.


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Interviewee
Pranas Dulka
Interviewer
Saulius Berzinis
Date
interview:  1998 April 15
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:43:49
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