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Oral history interview with Janina Kaupienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.36 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0036

Janina Kaupienė, born in Lithuania, describes the Jewish community in her hometown; the brutalization and murder of her Jewish friend; her father's refusal to transport Jews to the mass murder site; sheltering a Jewish man for three days; how children were not shot, but thrown into the burial pit and buried alive; the looting of Jewish property by collaborators; the lack of action by the local priest against the collaborators; how the collaborators later served in the Soviet secret police and beat her family; and the deportation of her family after the war.

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Interviewee
Janina Kaupiene
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: 2020-06-24 14:46:48
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