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Oral history interview with Vladas Balsevičius

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.103 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0103

Vladas Balsevičius, born in Kėdainiai, Lithuania in 1932, discusses his childhood in Kėdainiai; prewar Jewish life; prewar Christian Jewish relations; restrictions placed on the Jewish community at the beginning of the Nazi occupation; the Jewish community’s imprisonment in a ghetto; the ghetto’s German and Lithuanian security; living conditions in the ghetto; hearing gunfire from a mass shooting; the looting of Jewish homes during the shooting; the municipal organized auction of Jewish property; Soviet forces uncovering the mass grave in 1944; and erecting a monument over the site in 1955.

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Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2004 September 10
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: 2020-05-04 15:44:09
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