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Oral history interview with Juozas Savickas

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

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.

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Juozas Savickas
Saulius Berzinis
interview:  1998 April 16
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
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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