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Oral history interview with Juozas Palšauskas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.114 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0114

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    Oral history interview with Juozas Palšauskas


    Interview Summary
    Juozas Palšauskas, born in Ariogala, Lithuania in 1922, discusses prewar relations between Jews and Christians; the imprisonment of the town’s Jewish population in a ghetto; seeing a mass shooting of Jews by local Lithuanians and one German; details of the mass killing; deceptions told to the Jewish prisoners; his emotional reaction to the killing; the organized auction of Jewish goods; and his decision to no longer attend church because of the priest’s involvement in the mass murder.
    Juozas Palšauskas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2005 January 15
    creation: Ariogala (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
    Palšauskas, Juozas.

    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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