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Oral history interview with Juozas Savickas

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

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    Oral history interview with Juozas Savickas


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Juozas Savickas
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 April 16
    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
    Savickas, Juozas.

    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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