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Oral history interview with Antanas Petrauskas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.35 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0035

Antanas Petrauskas, born in Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community in his hometown; the arrival of German forces; the relocation of Jews to the ghetto, guarded by Lithuanian guards; the robbing and killing of three Jews; local townspeople digging burial pits; the mass shooting of the Jewish community, including details of the execution; seeing a pile of the victims' clothing; local townspeople burying the victims; the looting of Jewish property by guardsmen; the perpetrators going to church after the mass murder; and the local priest taking the best Jewish furniture for himself.


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Interviewee
Antanas Petrauskas
Interviewer
Saulius Berzinis
Date
interview:  1998 September 23
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:43:55
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