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Oral history interview with Laimonas Noreika

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.96 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0096

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    Oral history interview with Laimonas Noreika


    Interview Summary
    Laimonas Noreika, born in 1926 in Joniškis, Lithuania, describes his family and their move to Kaunas, Lithuania; the invasion of German forces; the deportation of his Jewish employer; the sight of the ruins of Aleksotas Bridge covered with Soviet corpses; witnessing the beatings and torture of prisoners at the Lietukis Garage; brutality against local Jews, including roundups and forced labor; working for a Jewish employer; the transport of Jews to the Vilijampolė ghetto; refusing to take clothing looted from victims at the Ninth Fort; and his relationships with the Jewish community of Kaunas.
    Laimonas Noreika
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2004 September 07
    creation: Vilnius (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
    Noreika, Laimonas.

    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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