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Oral history interview with Bronius Eliošaitis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.16 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0016

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    Oral history interview with Bronius Eliošaitis


    Interview Summary
    Bronius Eliošaitis, born in Lithuania, describes his family and education in Kaunas; his contacts with the Jewish community; the beginning of the war; German civil workers bringing food to Jewish prisoners; living in a house owned by Jews and having Jewish neighbors; the Lithuanian uprising against the Soviet Union; partisans searching the apartments and beating members of the Jewish community; his mother openly protesting the treatment of Jews, resulting in partisans terrorizing his family; the deportation of his male Jewish neighbors by partisans; elderly Jews remaining in their apartments until the creation of the ghetto; the occupation of Jewish apartments by local townspeople; the deportation of the Jewish community to the ghetto; partisans robbing Jewish apartments; the explosion of the Slabodka ghetto; a neighbor who participated in mass shootings; the organization of armed Lithuanian units serving under German commanders in 1943; and a partisan who became an informer for the KGB.
    Bronius Eliosaitis
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 April 18
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Eliošaitis, Bronius.

    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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