Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews
Aus dem im Februar 2020 erschienenen Buch "The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews", einer Zusammenfassung von Aussagen 121 jüdischer Überlebender des Holocaust, aufgezeichnet 1946-1948 in Vertriebenen Camps in Deutschland von Leyb Koniuchowsky, stamen folgende Aussagen:
Perpetrators of these massacres, most of them Lithuanians, acted with enthusiasmand in many cases without help or supervisionfrom the invading Germans.
Lithuanians first attackedJews morally and spiritually, imposing assorted humiliation labours, torture and other evils; then began their physical anniliation.
Guarded by armed Lithuanians, they were constantly tormented, humiliated, beaten and starved.
From the 2121 testimonies published here, it is clear that the slaughter of the Jews was widely known.
Eine Zeugenaussage von Sonia (Sheyne) Beder steht nicht in dem Buch, ist aber über Yad Vashem verfügbar. Sheyne Beder Birzai
Zur Beteiligung von Litauern am Massaker(im ganzen Bericht sind Litauern die Aufpasser und die Deutschen spielen keine Rolle: "On that date (which Sheyne Beder no longer remembers) all the Jews from Birzhai were shot, men, women and children. In addition to the Jews of Birzhai, Jews brought from the villages and from some of the surrounding towns were shot that day as well. In Sheyne Beder's opinion, some 6,000 Jewish men, women and children were shot that day by students in the eighth class in the Lithuanian gynmnasium in Linkuva, along with local Lithuanians. Sheyne Beder remembers well the following names of the Lithuanian murderers from the town of Birzhai who shot Jews: students from the eighth class of the Lithuanian gymnasium, two
brothers named Kairys; Attorney Zovje; Agronomist Jakshtas; Bubinas; Variakojis; Staliunas; Baltziunas; Mikeliunas; Gudeika; Shaulius; Setnikas; Gumbrevitzius; Bartkevitzius; Zheromskis; Statkus; Bertulis; Papuoshalas; and Springis."