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10,000 Jews Murdered in Kaunas Prior to German Retreat, British Correspondent Reports

August 3, 1944
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Ten-thousand Jews were murdered in Kaunas, capital of Lithuania, just prior to the German evacuation of the city, it is reported today by the Stockholm correspondent of the London Times. Information reaching the Swedish capital, he writes, says that the Jews fiercely resisted Nazi extermination squads, using arms which had been smuggled into the ghetto.

The same dispatch confirms earlier reports that several thousand Jews were killed in Vilna a few days before the Germans fled the city. These Jews, who were confined in a ghetto, were the remnants of the more than 50,000 Jews who had resided in Vilna and the many thousands who were brought there from western Europe.

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