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Oral history interview with Jonas Kriaučiūnas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.101 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0101

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jonas Kriaučiūnas, born near Želva, Lithuania in 1932, discusses prewar Jewish life in Želva; villagers being forced to take Jews to the killing site in wagons; the roundup of the Jewish population in the immediately following the German occupation; anti-Jewish violence by local Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); further roundups of Jewish women and children; hearing the gunfire from a mass shooting; hidden Jewish children; looting of Jewish goods by the white stripers; the postwar fate of collaborators; and the destruction of Jewish property after the war.

Interviewee
Jonas Kriaučiunas
Date
2004 September 10  (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 10:59:47
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