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Oral history interview with Kęstutis Paulavičius

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.18 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0018

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Kęstutis Paulavičius, born in 1927 in Kaunas, Lithuania, describes his family, Jewish friends, and the Jewish community of Panemunė before the war; the beginning of the war, during which his father was imprisoned; partisans shooting retreating Soviet soldiers and Jews; antisemitic songs; mass shootings which occurred in the Fourth fort; German soldiers filming the mass shootings; partisans selling the clothing of Jewish victims; his role in hiding Jews who escaped from the Vilijampolė ghetto; the rescuing of a Jewish child who was baptized by a priest of the Carmelite church; a hiding place created by his father in order to hide Jews; the different people hidden by his family, including Jews and a Soviet soldier; and German soldiers searching his house in pursuit of hidden people.

Interviewee
Kestutis Paulavicius
Date
1998 April 19  (interview)
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
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