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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
October
October 1943, Jews being loaded onto trucks with their luggage during a deportation from the Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania

October 1943

Jews being loaded onto trucks with their luggage during a deportation from the Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania

The Jews from Kovno depicted here were transported to the Estonian concentration camp of Koramei. Most Jews sent to Estonia were eventually sent to death camps or shot. Kovno was home to approximately 40,000 Jews in 1939. The vast majority of Kovno’s Jews were killed in pogroms led by both the Germans and the Lithuanians and in the camps. A small number of Jews succeeded in hiding and some escaped to the forests to join the partisans. More about Kovno.

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