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Oral history interview with Norbertas Uziala

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

Interviewee
Norbertas Uziala
Date
1998 September 20  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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