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Oral history interview with Vytautas Šiupienis

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.130 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0130

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Vytautas Šiupienis, born in Černiukiškės, Lithuania (near Simnas in Alytus apskritis) in 1929, discusses prewar Jewish Christian relations; Jewish persecution and murder; the imprisonment of the town's Jewish population in a ghetto guarded by Lithuanian collaborators (Baltaraiščiai or White Stripers); his family's participation in hiding Aba Gefen (USHMM interview RG-50.120*0387) and other Jewish people; his father's arrest for hiding a Jewish girl; hearing about roundups and mass killings; the organized looting and auction of Jewish property; German forces documenting their actions through photographs; and his father's feelings that the Jewish people were good people.

Interviewee
Vytautas Šiupienis
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 11:03:19
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