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Oral history interview with Vytautas Rimgaila

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.84 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0084

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Vytautas Rimgaila, born in Jokubavas, Lithuania, describes his family; the death of his father in 1941; the Jewish community of Jokubavas; the flight of the Jewish families of Jokubavas at the beginning of the war; German forces entering his village; the imprisonment of an elderly Jewish couple, despite the efforts of local townspeople to prevent their deportation to Kretinga, Lithuania; the fire in Kretinga which spread to the town after the burning of the synagogue; and details of the mass shooting of the Jewish population.

Interviewee
Vytautas Rimgaila
Date
2001 May 10  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
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 10:57:29
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