A number of prominent non-Jewish Lithuanians as well as “ordinary folks,” who saved several hundred Jews, adults and children, from annihilation by the Nazis during the war, were given citations at a meeting held in Kovno, Soviet Lithuania, to honor the saviors, according to a dispatch received here from that city.
Among those cited for rescuing Lithuanian Jews were Kipras Petrauskas, a well-known Lithuanian opera singer; the poet Kazys Binkis; two prominent physicians, Prof. Mazlys and Prof. Baublis; and a well-known Christian scholar specializing in the Talmud, Dr. Kutorgiene. The meeting was held at the Kovno Palace of Culture.
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