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Oral history interview with Marijona Tiesniesienė

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

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    Oral history interview with Marijona Tiesniesienė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Marijona Tiesniesiene
    Saulius Berzinis
    interview:  2001 May 11
    creation: Žagar? (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
    Tiesniesienė, Marijona.

    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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