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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
July
July 27, 1941 - Jews from Kovno, Lithuania, before their execution, being led by Lithuanian militia to the Seventh Fort

July 27, 1941

Jews from Kovno, Lithuania, before their execution, being led by Lithuanian militia to the Seventh Fort

The Germans occupied Kovno in June 1941, and thousands of Jews were transferred to locations outside the city where they were abused and then shot by the Lithuanian guards. In all, some 10,000 Jews were murdered within the first six weeks of the Germans’ arrival. More about Kovno.

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