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Oral history interview with Aleksas Aleksandravičius

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.47 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0047

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    Oral history interview with Aleksas Aleksandravičius


    Interview Summary
    Aleksas Aleksandravičius, born in 1919 in Šiluva, Lithuania, describes his family; German soldiers taking the horses and carriages of his family in 1941; German soldiers sending Lithuanians and Romani people to the Ninth Fort in retaliation for killing a German soldier; hiding in the forest in 1942 and 1943; receiving assistance from Lithuanians; being caught in 1943 by German soldiers, and being taken on foot to Pravieniskes concentration camp; his work carrying trees from the forest to the camp; the Ukrainian guards of the camp; the mass murder of the children of the camp, including his child and several relatives; his transfer to Boulogne, France; requests from German guards for Romani prisoners to sing; his work digging pits in a field; beatings received by guards; liberation by the American forces; his return to Lithuania; fighting between American and Soviet soldiers; and his deportation to Siberia after the war.
    Aleksas Aleksandravicius
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  1998 September 25
    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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