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Oral history interview with Janina Kaupienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Janina Kaupienė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Janina Kaupiene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 23
    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).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Restrictions may exist. Contact the Museum for further information:

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kaupienė, Janina.

    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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