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Oral history interview with Jonas Užpelkis

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.45 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0045

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Jonas Užpelkis, born in Lithuania, describes the site of his family home; local townspeople digging burial pits; the sight of the Jews being taken to a mass killing site; German soldiers preventing him from leaving his home during the mass shooting; mass shootings of Jews and Communists, including details of the executions; the sight of the burial pit; the participants in the mass shooting washing their hands at the well of his family after the shootings; and the use of chemicals on the burial pits several years after the mass murder because of the strong smell.

Interviewee
Jonas Uzpelkis
Date
1998 September 25  (interview)
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
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