LITHUANIA AND THE HOLOCAUST

Explore Elly's journey from the Kovno Ghetto to liberation at the Kaufering subcamp of Dachau, and Lithuania's troubled history and participation in the Holocaust.

  • Vilna Ghetto

    At the end of August 1941 the Civil Administration in Lithuania decided to establish a ghetto in the old Jewish quarter of Vilna, an area where thousands of Jews already lived.

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  • Paneriai (Ponary) Massacre

    Over 40,000 Jews were murdered at a killing site in the Ponary Forest in a few short months in 1941. By July 1944, as many as 75,000 people had been killed at the site, mainly Jews.

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  • Kovno Ghetto

    Siauliai (Shavli) Ghetto

    Over 8,000 Jews were forced into the Siauliai ghetto in Lithuania's second largest pre-war city. No more than 500 survived after the war.

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LEARN FROM THE PAST. PROTECT THE FUTURE.

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