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Oral history interview with Norbertas Jokubauskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.21 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0021

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    Oral history interview with Norbertas Jokubauskas


    Interview Summary
    Norbertas Jokubauskas, born in 1916 in Skuodas, Lithuania, describes his family and education; his army service before the war; leading an armed unit in the uprising in 1940; the arrival of the German forces; guarding the Kovno ghetto; trying to save a young Jewish woman and her mother who decided to stay in the ghetto; transporting Jews to the Ninth Fort; guarding the clothing of the victims to prevent theft; the brutality of German soldiers; his refusal to participate in the mass shootings; his horror at the mass shootings; the hanging of NKVD men; some soldiers who attempted to avoid participating in the mass executions; the sexual assault of Jewish women; fighting on the Eastern Front, including different imprisonments and releases; the treatment of Soviet prisoners; and his attempt to obtain official papers in Soviet Lithuania in 1945.
    Norbertas Jokubauskas
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 April 20
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Jokubauskas, Norbertas.

    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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