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Oral history interview with Aleksas Aleksandravičius

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

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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.

Interviewee
Aleksas Aleksandravicius
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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:20
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