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Oral history interview with Elena Purlienė

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.147 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0147

Elena Purlienė, born in 1926 in Šakiai, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of Šakiai, includuing her Jewish friends; the roundups and mass shootings of local Jews; the looting of Jewish owned belongings and burning of Jewish owned homes; her arrest by the Gestapo because she was a Communist; her torture and imprisonment; the mass shooting of certain Lithuanians, including many of her family members; her time in Pravieniškės work camp; her relase by the Gestapo; and her life after the war.

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Alicija Žukauskaitė
interview:  2005 December 21
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:44:17
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