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Oral history interview with Mečislovas Tamošaitis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.42 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0042

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    Oral history interview with Mečislovas Tamošaitis


    Interview Summary
    Mečislovas Tamošaitis, born in Lithuania, describes his family and his relationships with the prewar Jewish community of his hometown; digging the burial pits; hearing antisemitic remarks from a guard; the mass shooting of the Jewish population, including details of the execution; burying the bodies in a mass grave; local townspeople looting items from the dead; and local collaborators who benefitted from the mass murder.
    Mecislovas Tomosaitis
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 24
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    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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