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Oral history interview with Norbertas Jokubauskas

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

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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.

Interviewee
Norbertas Jokubauskas
Date
1998 April 20  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
4 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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:50
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