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Oral history interview with Kęstutis Paulavičius

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

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    Oral history interview with Kęstutis Paulavičius


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Kestutis Paulavicius
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 April 19
    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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    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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