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Oral history interview with Viktorija Paukštienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Viktorija Paukštienė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Viktorija Paukstiene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2001 May 09
    creation: Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Paukštienė, Viktorija.

    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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