Ghetto for 20,000 Jews Established in Kaunas by Nazis
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Ghetto for 20,000 Jews Established in Kaunas by Nazis

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A ghetto for 20,000 Jews has been established in Kaunss, capital of Lithuania, by the Nazi authorities, according to a report today from the Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm Tidningens, Swedish daily newspaper.

Describing conditions in Kaunas and Vilna, both of which were occupied by Nazi troops on June 21, the correspondent states that half the Jewish population in both cities departed with the retreating Soviet armies. Jews still remaining in the city are forced to wear armlets bearing the star of David.

The Jewish population in Soviet territory, occupied by the German army is not permitted to leave home from 8 P.M. to 5 A.M., even during the air raids, another report says.

Simultaneously it is reported that the Soviet authorities in Kiev, the threatened capital of the Ukraine, are allowing refugees to proceed into the interior. To facilitate orderly traveling, all refugees desiring to leave for a safer zone are given a special permit on which the number of their train and the date of departure are marked.

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