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Oral history interview with Jonas Baura

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.29 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0029

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    Oral history interview with Jonas Baura


    Interview Summary
    Jonas Baura, born in Lithuania, describes his life and childhood; the prewar Jewish community in his village; witnessing a group of Jews driven through the town of Dusetos, Lithuania by German and Lithuanian soldiers; joining the procession and being mixed in the column, and then not being permitted to leave to go toward his village by a German soldier; being recognized by a guard and being permitted to leave; hearing about the mass execution of the Jewish community, including details of the shooting; Lithuanian guards discussing the atrocities they committed; collaborators receiving gold; and Soviet partisans seeking one of the perpetrators.
    Jonas Baura
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 21
    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).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Baura, Jonas.

    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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