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Oral history interview with Antanas Galuydis

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.28 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0028

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Antanas Galuydis, born in 1911 in Svedasai, Lithuania, describes his childhood and family; his imprisonment in Zarasai, Lithuania by Soviet forces; escaping from jail; attempting to help the daughter of a Jewish doctor; the conditions of the ghetto; being denounced by his neighbors for sheltering a Jewish girl with whom he began a romantic relationship; his and his girlfriend's arrest by German soldiers; being brought with Jews to a killing site; his brother securing his release from partisans; searching for the clothing of his Jewish girlfriend; the reaction of Jewish prisoners once they realized they were going to be shot; the mass shooting by German soldiers, including details of the execution; his refusal to obey the order of his brother to kill his Jewish girlfriend; local townspeople watching the shootings; returning home; the sight of a German soldier beating those who cleaned the street; and a Jewish man who escaped and formed an underground detachment in the forest.

Interviewee
Antanas Galuydis
Date
1998 September 21  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
2 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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