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Oral history interview with Antanas Zabitis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.98 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0098

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    Oral history interview with Antanas Zabitis


    Interview Summary
    Antanas Zabitis, born in 1919 in Videikiu, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of Plungė, Lithuania; the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1940; the beginning of the war, including the German invasion in 1941; the roundup of the Jewish community and their imprisonment in the synagogue; the mass shooting of the Jewish community; his forced labor burying the dead in the mass burial site in Kaušėnai, Lithuania; restrictions placed on local townspeople; and his emotional reaction to the mass murder of the Jewish community.
    Antanas Zabitis
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2004 September 08
    creation: Plung? (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
    Zabitis, Antanas.

    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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