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Oral history interview with Vytautas Lankininkas

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

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Vytautas Lankinikas, born 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.

Interviewee
Vytautas Lankininkas
Date
2005 December 14  (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 11:03:07
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