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Oral history interview with Alfonsas Navašinskas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.78 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0078

Alfonsas Navašinskas, born in Lithuania, describes his parents' wartime contacts with his relatives in the United States and with the local Jewish community; the support of local Jews for the Soviet regime; hiding a Jewish man, who was denounced and relocated to Alytus, Lithuania; bringing Jews to Alytus; local Nazi collaborators guarding the Jewish ghetto; the mass shooting of local Jews; details of the mass shooting; German soldiers torturing prisoners of war; local townspeople organizing the auction of Jewish property; the deportation of collaborators; collaborators fleeing to the United States; and the construction of a monument for murdered Jews.

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Alfonsas Navasinskas
Saulius Berzinis
interview:  2001 May 08
3 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: 2021-01-12 16:41:20
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