Murder of Intellectuals in Kovno

June 25, 1941

Anti-semitic Lithuanians in Kovno went on wild killing sprees directed against the Jews during the first days of the Nazi invasion. Thousands of Jews were here transferred to locations outside the city. The Jews brought there were brutally abused and then shot by local Lithuanian guards. In all, some 10,000 Jews were murdered within the first six weeks of the German invasion.

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