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Oral history interview with Jokūbas Sirutis

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.83 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0083

Jokūbas Sirutis, born in Ariogala, Lithuania, describes his family and their prewar work for Jewish employers; the creation of a Jewish ghetto following the arrival of German forces; local townspeople bringing food to the Jews in the ghetto; restrictions placed on the Jewish community; the forced labor of the Jewish community; refusing to help dig burial pits; details of the mass shooting of the Jewish community; the local priest denouncing communists, who were then killed; the looting of Jewish belongings by partisans and the local priest; the sale of Jewish belongings to local townspeople; and the uncovering of mass graves after the war.

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Saulius Berzinis
interview:  2001 May 10
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
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:47:09
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