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Oral history interview with Antoni Witold Rakowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.82 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0082

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Antoni Witold Rakowski, born in Lithuania, describes his family and the prewar Jewish community of his hometown; antisemitic actions of local children; his experiences after his imprisonment in a Soviet jail; the arrival of German forces and changes in local government; the creation of the Jewish ghetto; restrictions placed on the Jewish community; details of the mass shooting of the Jewish population; witnessing non-local Jews being brought to the ghetto after the murder of the local Jewish community; local townspeople rescuing Jews; local townspeople mourning the killings; visiting the mass burial site; the sale of Jewish homes by German and Lithuanian soldiers; and his role as an anti-Soviet partisan after the war.

Interviewee
Antoni W. Rakowski
Date
2001 May 09  (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 10:57:10
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