On 3-5 April 1943, some 5,000 Jews still remaining in the Oszmiana, Święciany, Michaliszki and Soły ghettos in the vicinity of Vilna were loaded onto cattle-cars. They were told that they were being transferred to the Kovno ghetto. En route, the train stopped in Vilna, and on 5 April, most of the Jews on board were murdered in Ponary.
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