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Oral history interview with Vytautas Rimgaila

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

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    Oral history interview with Vytautas Rimgaila


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Vytautas Rimgaila
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2001 May 10
    creation: Klaip?da (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocasette (Betacam SP).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rimgaila, Vytautas.

    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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