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Oral history interview with Irena Charževskienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.15 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0015

Irena Charževskienė, born March 17, 1928 in Kaunas, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community in her town; the establishment of a ghetto near her house in 1941 for Jewish men and Soviet prisoners of war, guarded by Wehrmacht soldiers; the sight of prisoners in cattle wagons on a railway bridge asking for water; her family saving a Soviet soldier; witnessing a mass murder of Jews in 1942 or 1943; the sight of Jewish and Soviet prisoners of war being taken to work, including throwing food to them as they passed; and the different rules of giving food to prisoners depending on the type of guards.


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Interviewee
Irena Charzevskiene
Interviewer
Saulius Berzinis
Date
interview:  1998 April 18
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
3 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: 2020-06-24 14:46:47
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