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Oral history interview with Kazimieras Kraujelis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.27 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0027

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    Oral history interview with Kazimieras Kraujelis


    Interview Summary
    Kazimieras Kraujelis, born in Lithuania, describes digging mass burial pits; a mass shooting of the Jewish community, including details of the execution; hearing a perpetrator describe details about the mass murder, including how he allowed one wounded victim to escape; the perpetrators, including their status as local townspeople or policemen and their enjoyment of killing; helping one of his Jewish neighbors survive the war; the shooting of political prisoners and Jews in Saldutiskis, Lithuania; the looting of Jewish property by local townspeople; the fates of the perpetrators after the war.
    Kazimieras Kraujelis
    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

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kraujelis, Kazimieras.

    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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