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Oral history interview with Norbertas Uziala

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.25 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0025

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    Oral history interview with Norbertas Uziala


    Interview Summary
    Norbertas Uziala, born in Svencioneliai, Lithuania, describes his work at the railway; the arrival of German forces; digging mass burial pits; seeing a column of people being taken toward the pits; a Lithuanian man bringing a Jewish woman and her child to the mass murder site; hearing gunfire from the mass execution; covering the burial pits; seeing piles of clothing and a carriage full of chemicals next to the burial pit; his knowledge that the perpetrators were Lithuanians; one perpetrator walking around the burial pit shooting any victim who was still alive; the presence of a photographer at the burial pit; fleeing the burial pit as he was chased by a policeman who attempted to shoot him; the drunkenness of the perpetrators; the perpetrators exchanging gold for alcohol; and the auction of the victims' clothing.
    Norbertas Uziala
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 20
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Restrictions may exist. Contact the Museum for further information:

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Uziala, 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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