The Holocaust in Lithuania
The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania resulted in the near total destruction of Lithuanian Jews living in the Nazi-controlled Lithuanian and Polish territories (Generalbezirk Litauen of Reichskommi...
The Holocaust in Lithuania - Wikipedia
Rudolf Batz
Rudolf Batz (10 November 1903 – 8 February 1961) was an SS-Standartenführer. From 1 July to 4 November 1941 he was the leader of Einsatzkommando 2 and as such was responsible, along with others, for ...
Abraham Sutzkever
Abraham Sutzkever (Yiddish: אַבֿרהם סוצקעווער — Avrom Sutskever; Hebrew: אברהם סוצקבר; July 15, 1913 – January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever w...
Ninth Fort massacres of November 1941
The Ninth Fort massacres of November 1941 were two separate mass shootings of 4,934 German Jews in the Ninth Fort near Kaunas, Lithuania. These were the first systematic mass killings of German Jews d...
Kaunas Fortress
Kaunas Fortress (Lithuanian: Kauno tvirtovė, Russian: Кοвенская крепость) is the remains of a fortress complex in Kaunas, Lithuania. It was constructed and renovated between 1882 and 1915 to p...
Kaunas Fortress - Wikipedia
Battle of Rudniki Forest
The Battle of Rudniki Forest was a period of anti-German partisan activity carried out on behalf of Lituaninan Partisans in the vicinity of Vilna during 1944 and 1945.Activities included acts of sabot...
Heinz Jost
Heinz Jost (9 July 1904 – 12 November 1964) was an SS-Brigadeführer and a Generalmajor (Brigadier General) of Police. Jost was involved in espionage matters as the Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service)...
Heinz Jost - Wikipedia
Seventh Fort
The Seventh Fort or VII Fort is a defensive fortification built in Žaliakalnis district of Kaunas, Lithuania, during implementation of the first phase of the construction of the Kaunas Fortress. It is...
Seventh Fort - Wikipedia
Vladas Zajančkauskas
Vladas Zajančkauskas (December 27, 1915 – August 5, 2013) was an alleged Nazi war criminal. He was born in Aukštadvaris, Lithuania. At age 95 (as of July 2010) he stood to become the oldest person eve...
Kaunas pogrom
The Kaunas pogrom was a massacre of Jewish people living in Kaunas, Lithuania that took place in from June 25 to June 29, 1941 – the first days of the Operation Barbarossa and of Nazi occupation of Li...
Kaunas pogrom - Wikipedia
Lithuanian partisans (1941)
Lithuanian partisans is a generic term used during World War II by Nazi officials and quoted in books by modern historians to describe Lithuanian collaborators with the Nazis during the first months o...
Moses Beckelman
A social worker from New York City, Moses Beckelman began his career with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in 1939. Born and educated in New York, Beckelman had been active in the city...
Martin Weiss (Nazi official)
Martin Weiss (born 21 February 1903, date of death unknown) was a Nazi official and de facto commander of the Vilna Ghetto. He was also the commander of the notorious Nazi-sponsored Ypatingasis būrys ...
Martin Weiss (Nazi official) - Wikipedia
Lithuanian Security Police
The Lithuanian Security Police, also referred to as Saugumas (Lithuanian: Saugumo policija), was a Lithuanian Nazi collaborationist police force that operated from 1941 to 1944. It had a staff of ...
Ephraim Oshry
Ephraim Oshry (1914–2003), author of The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry, was one of the few European rabbis and poseks to survive the Holocaust.Born in Kupiškis, Lithuania in 1914, he studied alongs...
Chiune Sugihara
Chiune Sugihara (杉原 千畝, Sugihara Chiune, 1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped ...
Chiune Sugihara - Wikipedia
Adrian von Renteln
Theodor Adrian von Renteln (September 15, 1897 in Khodz, Georgia, then Russian Empire – 1946 in Soviet Union (disputed)) was an activist and politician in Nazi Germany. During World War II, he was Gen...
Blue Police
The Blue Police, more correctly translated as The Navy-Blue Police (Polish: Granatowa policja) was the popular name of the Polish police in the German occupied area of the Second Polish Republic, ...
Blue Police - Wikipedia
Erich Ehrlinger
Erich Ehrlinger (14 October 1910, Giengen an der Brenz, Kingdom of Württemberg – 31 July 2004, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg) was a member of the Nazi Party (number: 541,195) and SS (number: 107,493). ...
Erich Ehrlinger - Wikipedia
Elchonon Wasserman
Elchonon Wasserman (Hebrew: אלחנן וסרמן‎; 1874 – July 6, 1941) was a prominent rabbi and rosh yeshiva in pre-World War II Europe. He was one of the Chofetz Chaim's closest dis...
Elchonon Wasserman - Wikipedia
Algirdas Klimaitis
Algirdas Klimaitis (1910 in Kaunas – August 29, 1988 in Hamburg) was a Lithuanian para-military commander, infamous for his role in the Kaunas pogrom in June 1941.Likely he was an officer in the Lith...
Algirdas Klimaitis - Wikipedia
Lithuanian Righteous among the Nations
This is the list of Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations. More than 800 Lithuanians have been honored with this title by the state of Israel for saving Jews during World War II. Below is a partial l...
Zelig Kalmanovich
Zelig Hirsch Kalmanovich (Latvian: Zēligs Hiršs Kalmanovičs) (1885–1944) was a Litvak Jewish philologist, translator, historian, and community archivist of the early 20th century. He was a renowne...
The Talmud Unmasked
The Talmud Unmasked (Latin: Christianus in Talmud Iudaeorum: sive, Rabbinicae doctrinae Christiani secreta) is book written in 1892 by Justinas Bonaventure Pranaitis (1861–1917). The book, generally...
Virginia Holocaust Museum
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is a Virginia, United States, museum dedicated to depicting the Holocaust as experienced by its victims. A main part of the exhibition is about the family story of Holoca...
Virginia Holocaust Museum - Wikipedia
Jäger Report
The Jäger Report was written on 1 December 1941 by Karl Jäger, commander of Einsatzkommando 3, a killing unit of Einsatzgruppen A which was attached to Army Group North during Operation Barbarossa. It...
Jäger Report - Wikipedia
Ypatingasis būrys
Ypatingasis būrys (Special Squad) or Special SD and German Security Police Squad (Lithuanian: Vokiečių Saugumo policijos ir SD ypatingasis būrys, Polish: Specjalny Oddział SD i Niemieckiej Pol...
Ypatingasis būrys - Wikipedia