Witness Interviews and a Shkud Memoir

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has on its website a number of oral history interviews, five focussing on the mass murders in Shkud. But given that the interviews are in Lithuanian, and the USHMM has translated and transcribed only one into English, their contents have been pretty well unavailable until now.

My colleague Indre Joffyte at the University of Vilnius has now translated and transcribed two more interviews, and you can read the three English transcriptions and view the videos here. I’ve asked Indre to translate the remaining two interviews, which will be posted on this site when they’re done.

On a slightly more cheerful note, I’ve recently translated Leon Bernstein’s short memoir, “My Little Town Shkud” from Yiddish, and you can read it here.