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Oral history interview with Aleksandras Bendinskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.95 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0095

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    Oral history interview with Aleksandras Bendinskas


    Interview Summary
    Aleksandras Bendinskas, born 1920 in Šilavas, Lithuania, describes his family, childhood, and attempt to study in Germany; his work in Kaunas, Lithuania at the beginning of the war; his role in the Lithuanian resistance to the Soviet Union in 1941; the Lithuanian Activist Front (Lietuvių Aktyvistų Frontas), including his membership, their goals, and the structure of the organization; antisemitism in Lithuania before the war; the relationship between Lithuanian partisans and German soldiers; preparing white arm bands to be worn by collaborators; his understanding of the events at the Lietūkis garage; the establishment of the Kaunas ghetto and the mass murder of the Jews; assisting in the escape of a few Jews; the demise of the Lithuanian Activist Front; and the fates of certain collaborators after the war.
    Aleksandras Bendinskas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2004 September 07
    creation: Lithuania.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bendinskas, Aleksandras.

    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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