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Oral history interview with Vytautas Lankininkas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.128 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0128

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    Oral history interview with Vytautas Lankininkas


    Interview Summary
    Vytautas Lankinikas, born in 1930 in Nemunaitis, Lithuania, discusses the prewar Jewish community; attending school with both Jewish and Christian children; seeing anti-Jewish propaganda posters; witnessing the arrest of all Jewish men and subsequently Jewish women and children carried out by Lithuanians; his father's arrest for refusing to participate in the transport of prisoners to the killing site; men who escaped the killing site; their subsequent murders; the killing process; taking objects from the synagogue with other students on instruction; the destruction of the synagogue; the town priest hiding five Jewish people during the war; looting; his village's destruction during the German retreat; the monument built on the site of the mass grave; and joining the military during the war.
    Vytautas Lankininkas
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2005 December 14
    creation: Nemunaitis (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
    Lankininkas, Vytautas.

    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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