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Oral history interview with Ona Barisaitė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.127 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0127

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Ona Barisaitė, born in Nemunaitis, Lithuania in 1925, discusses growing up feeling Russian; her father's and brother's arrests and executions for their Soviet affiliations; regulations imposed on the Jewish community by German occupiers; hearing about a mass killing organized and carried out by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); visiting the gravesite where her brother was shot; knowing of two Jewish work camps in town; the monument built on the mass grave and its eventual removal; and learning about the lives of the killers from books after the war.

Interviewee
Ona Barisaite
Date
2005 December 13  (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 11:03:00
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