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Oral history interview with Stanislovas Šalkauskis

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.86 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0086

Stanislovas Šalkauskis, born in Lithuania, describes his attempt to avoid joining the Soviet military by fleeing to Germany, resulting in his capture and imprisonment in Plungė, Lithuania and then Kretinga, Lithuania; his liberation at the beginning of the war by German soldiers; returning to his village near Telshiai (Telšiai), Lithuania; volunteering for the Lithuanian military; his duties in the military, including guarding a Jewish ghetto; the activities of local Nazi collaborators which included murdering innocent civilians; deserting his battalion when German forces decided to send it to Belarus; the prewar Jewish community of his hometown; restrictions placed upon Jews during the German occupation; hearing about mass murders of Jews; witnessing the treatment of Jews by partisans, including forced labor and beatings; conditions in the Jewish ghetto; a neighbor who helped to save several Jewish girls; his experiences in the Soviet Army; and the fates of some Nazi collaborators after the war.

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Salkauskis, Stanislovas
Berzinis, Saulius
interview:  2001 May 11
creation: Telšiai (Lithuania)
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: 2022-06-24 20:10:13
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