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Oral history interview with Zofija Sinkevičienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.30 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0030

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    Oral history interview with Zofija Sinkevičienė


    Interview Summary
    Zofija Sinkevičienė, born in Lithuania, describes the treatment of Jewish prisoners as they were taken to a mass murder site; the looting of Jewish-owned homes by local townspeople; a roundup by German and Lithuanian soldiers in Panevezys, Lithuania in 1943; her relocation to Pravieniskes concentration camp; escaping to Panevezys; her capture by a policeman and return to Pravieniskes; the living conditions in Pravieniskes; her rescue by her former neighbor from an attempted sexual assault; receiving a warning about an upcoming mass shooting, resulting in her being able to save herself, her brothers, and several others; her relocation to France; retaliation against a German soldier who punished her for assisting another laborer; the shooting of her brother; receiving an injection in her back; her transfer between different camps in Germany; her relocation to Buchenwald; living conditions in Buchenwald; forced labor in different camps; her treatment by different gurards; liberation by the American forces; American soldiers attempting to convince them not to return to the Soviet zone; denouncing the head of the camp to the American forces; her anger at discovering that German prisoners were treated well; returning to Pravieniskes in 1945; and organizing a meeting of survivors of the camps.
    Zofija Sinkeviciene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 22
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Sinkevičienė, Zofija.

    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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