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Oral history interview with Augustina Lekaitė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.115 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0115

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    Oral history interview with Augustina Lekaitė


    Interview Summary
    Augustina Lekaitė, born in Klimienė, Lithuania near Ariogala in 1920, discusses the Jewish communities in Ariogala and Krakai near her village; working as a maid in Ariogala; hearing about the shooting of Jewish men in Ariogala and Krakės; seeing convoys of Jewish women and children being taken to killing sites; the looting of Jewish owned belongings; the methods German soldiers and Lithuanian collaborators used to search for hidden Jewish people; and hiding a Jewish child.
    Augustina Lekaitė
    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
    Lekaitė, Augustina.
    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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