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Oral history interview with Viktorija Paukštienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.80 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0080

Viktorija Paukštienė, born in 1931 in Lithuania, describes her family and their farm; sheltering a group of Jews in their bath house; the denouncement of her family by an uncle and the arrest of the Jews in 1943, resulting in an exchange of gunfire between policemen and the Jews; her attempt to save a Jewish child; the arrest of her father and uncles for sheltering Jews; her family's arrest and transfer to Alytus, Lithuania; their deportation to a concentration camp in Radvilishkis (Radviliškis), Ukraine from which they were eventually released; her sister returning to the home of her family to find it occupied; local Nazi collaborators who assisted in the persecution of Jews; and her mother's defense of her father after the war.

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Paukstiene, Viktorija
Berzinis, Saulius
interview:  2001 May 09
creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:14
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