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Oral history interview with Elena Zalogaitė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.100 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0100

Elena Zalogaitė, born in 1928 in Obeliai, Lithuania, describes her family and background; the prewar Jewish community of Obeliai; the relocation of the Jewish population to the ghetto in Antanašė, Lithuania; the mass shooting of the Jews in 1942, and its temporary interruption by an attack by Jewish partisans; witnessing the transport of a group of Jewish women, children, and elderly to the shooting site; exploring the empty ghetto with other children; the collaborators who assisted in the mass shooting of Jews; the looting of Jewish owned homes and belongings; the destruction of the synagogue by German forces; the hiding of the mass graves; the fate of the man who owned the land on which the mass graves were located; and the uncovering of the mass graves after the war.

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Elena Zalogaite
Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2004 September 09
creation: Obeliai (Lithuania)
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-04-21 07:09:14
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