JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USHMM "Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto" Online Exhibit #general


Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The USHMM has an online exhibition on the Kovno Ghetto that may be of interest to
researchers: "Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto"

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/kovno/

"During the three-year life of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania, members of the
terrorized Jewish population, determined to leave a record for posterity,
methodically created secret archives,diaries, drawings, and photographs to
document German crimes against their community. Most of these works were buried
beneath the ghetto. Dug up after the war,wooden crates reveal the history
of the ghetto."

Renee Steinig has pointed out to me that thousands of German Jews were also
deported to Kovno and murdered in the Ninth Fort, so this exhibit might be of
interest to German researchers too.

The museum has also published a hardcover book on this topic, available in their
bookstore.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com

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