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Oral history interview with Aleksandras Bendinskas

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

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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.

Interviewee
Aleksandras Bendinskas
Date
2004 September 07  (interview)
Language
Lithuanian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:59:01
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