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Oral history interview with Jonas Užpelkis

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

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.


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Interviewee
Jonas Uzpelkis
Interviewer
Saulius Berzinis
Date
interview:  1998 September 25
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: 2020-05-04 15:43:56
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