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Oral history interview with Vytautas Račickas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.32 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0032
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Vytautas Račickas, born in Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community in his town; the nationalization of Jewish shops in 1940; the arrival of German forces; restrictions on Jews; the establishment of a Jewish ghetto; local townspeople bringing food to Jews in the ghetto; the order prohibiting local townspeople from assisting Jews, under the threat that they would be treated as if they were Jewish; local townspeople being forced to dig pits; witnessing a mass shooting of Jews, including details of the execution; a guard beating spectators of the mass shooting; the looting of Jewish homes; and the punishment of some of the participants in the mass shooting.

Interviewee
Vytautas Račickas
Date
1998 September 22  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
3 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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