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Nazis Plan to Assemble All Baltic Jews in Lithuanian Ghetto

August 5, 1941
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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 in at least 25,000 Jews, the Berlin paper states. It points out at the same time that of the 35,000 Jews in Kaunas only 10,000 remained in the city, the remainder having fled into Soviet Russia prior to the occupation of Lithuania by the German army. The establishment of the large ghetto in Slobodka also aims, therefore, at the isolation within its walls of Jews from Latvia and Esthonia.

Reporting about living conditions in Kaunas under the Nazi occupation, the pro-Nazi Russian newspaper states that none of the residents in the city is permitted to leave his home between 10 P.M. and 6 A.M. Commodities are being secured on a barter basis only. No one is certain whether he may not be arrested at any moment by the German occupational forces for violating any of the Nazi regulations.

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