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Oral history interview with Mečislovas Tamošaitis

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

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.


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Interviewee
Mecislovas Tomosaitis
Interviewer
Saulius Berzinis
Date
interview:  1998 September 24
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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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