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Oral history interview with Marijona Tiesniesienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.88 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0088

Marijona Tiesniesienė, born in 1924 in Pašvitiniai (Pašvitinys), Lithuania, describes her family and the prewar Jewish community of Pašvitiniai; the treatment of the Jewish community by partisans, which included forced labor; her imprisonment by Germans soldiers; local townspeople bringing food to her family; her transfer to the Zhagare ghetto (Žagarė, Lithuania); the conditions in the Zhagare ghetto; the attempt of a local townsman to rescue her; the mass shooting of the Jews of the Zhagare ghetto; her rescue by a local collaborator from the mass shooting site; her stay with a local family, including the steps they took to protect her; the fates of her family members during and after the war; the arrest of the collaborator who rescued her after the war; and her postwar relationship with the family who protected her.

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Tiesniesiene, Marijona
Berzinis, Saulius
interview:  2001 May 11
creation: Žagar? (Lithuania)
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
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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