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  • Nazis Execute Thousands of Jews in Kaunas and Vilna Districts

    Reliable information reaching here today from Nazi-occupied Lithuania reveals that mass-executions of Jews are taking place in practically every town in the Kaunas and Vilna districts. More than 10,000 Jews have been massacred by the Nazi authorities in five towns alone, the report discloses. In the town of Shavli, the report states, approximately 7,000 Jews… More ▸

  • Nazis Reduce Size of Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas; Jewish Homes Looted in Riga

    Reports from Berlin published today in the Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish newspaper, reveal that the Nazi authorities have reduced the size of the Jewish ghetto in Kaunas, capital of Nazi-held Lithuania, and have crowded the Jews there into the slums of the city. The Deutsche Zeitung in Ostland, a Nazi paper for the Baltic countries… More ▸

  • Lublin Ghettos Closed for New Deportees; New Ghetto Opened in Sambor

    The two Jewish ghettos in Lublin, Nazi-held Poland, will no longer accept Jewish deportees, it was officially announced by local Nazi authorities, according to information reaching here today. The announcement explained that there is no more room in the ghettos for newcomers since thousands have already been jammed into all available living quarters in segregated… More ▸

  • Kaunas Jews Given Four Days to Move into Ghetto

    The first eye-witness story of Jewish destruction by the Nazis in Kaunas, Bialystok and Grodno is published today in the Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, written by its correspondent who just returned from a trip to these cities. All Jews in Kaunas, the correspondent reports, were given four days to move into the ghetto there. A… More ▸

  • Nazis Decide to Establish Ghetto in Vilna

    Plans to isolate all of the 50,000 Jews of Vilna in a ghetto similar to the ghettos established in Nazi-held Poland have been completed by the Nazi authorities, it was reported here today. The report confirms that the Jews of Latvia may be ordered into the ghetto in Slobodka, a suburb of Kaunas. The Nazis… More ▸

  • Nazis Plan to Assemble All Baltic Jews in Lithuanian Ghetto

    Jews from all the Baltic countries will be assembled by the Hais in Lithuania to be isolated there in the huge Jewish ghetto which the Nazis are now establishing in Slobodka, a suburb of Kaunas, the Novoye Slovo, a pro-Nazi Russian newspaper published in Berlin reports today. The ghetto in Slobodke is planned to take… More ▸

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

    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… More ▸

  • Nazis Punish Jews in Poland, Lithuania on Pretext They Aided Soviet Forces

    Mass arrests of Jews in Nazi-conquered parts of Lithuania and stricter Nazi measures over the Jews in the ghettos of Warsaw and Lublin are reported here today as result of the Nazi-Soviet war, which, for the second time since the outbreak of the war, has brought death and destruction to sections of Poland and Lithuania… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A Kaunas dispatch to the J.T.A. on Nov. 23 reported a German radio broadcast in which a Nazi army physician said there was a typhus epidemic in Warsaw, that he had treated many of the cases himself and that precautions against spread of the epidemic had motivated the decision to transform Warsaw’s Jewish quarters into… More ▸