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Oral history interview with Elena Zalogaitė

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

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    Oral history interview with Elena Zalogaitė


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Elena Zalogaite
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2004 September 09
    creation: Obeliai (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
    Zalogaitė, Elena.
    Corporate Name
    Baltaraiščiai (Group)

    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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