October 29 1941 CE – Nazi Soldiers Kill More Than 9,000 Jews of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania

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October 29 1941 CE – Nazi Soldiers Kill More Than 9,000 Jews of the Kovno Ghetto in LithuaniaRate this post Just months after establishing martial law in the captured territory of Lithuania, soldiers from Nazi Germany set out exterminating the Jewish population near Kaunas. After moving 9,000 of the city’s Jews out of the Kovno Ghetto to the Ninth Fort, the Germans mowed them down in a hail of gunfire on October 29, 1941. The “Fort of Death” had earned its legacy. Though the Germans had conquered Poland in 1939, leader Adolf Hitler held off on turning his army to the northeast toward Lithuania for nearly two years. When the […]