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Oral history interview with Juozas Savickas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.11 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0011

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Juozas Savickas, born September 18, 1931 in Zyniu, Vilkaviskio apskritis, Lithuania (note that Vilkaviskio apskritis was no longer an apskritis after 1950), describes his prewar acquaintances with Jews; learning that Jews were killed in nearby towns; hearing gunfire from mass shootings in his village in 1941; rumors that non-Jewish Lithuanians would be killed after the Jews; a mass shooting performed in the middle of the village to frighten the local population; witnessing a shooting of Jews by German soldiers in a ravine; a filming of the shooting; the burial of the victims after the shooting; and how a school and dance hall were later built on the site of the shooting.

Interviewee
Juozas Savickas
Date
1998 April 16  (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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