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Oral history interview with Bronius Eliošaitis

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

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.

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Eliosaitis, Bronius
Berzinis, Saulius
interview:  1998 April 18
creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
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: 2022-06-24 20:10:04
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