Hidden History Of The Kovino Ghetto

By: Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial

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In summer 1941, special killing squads accompanied the German army's sweep through the Baltic States, murdering tens of thousands of Jews. In Kovno, Lithuania, however, four-fifths of the city's 37,000 Jews were spared this deadly assault and were herded instead into a ghetto in the poor suburb of Vilijampole.

For three nightmarish years, the Jews of Kovno faced mass murders and endured forced labor and deportations. Without question, the brutal Nazi regime planned to exterminate them -- and all traces of their ordeal.

But the Jews of Kovno refused to let their suffering be forgotten. With photographs, paintings, drawings, letters, diaries, and reports, they meticulously recorded their plight -- and hid these artifacts and documents from their Nazi oppressors.

Now, more than fifty years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has gathered these extraordinary Kovno materials together for the first time. Drawn from individuals and archives in Lithuania, Israel, and the United States, the documents and images collected in this moving book offer an unforgettable look at Jewish life, loss, and survival during the Holocaust.

Four scholars have contributed essays to the book: Solon Beinfeld, associate professor emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis; Lawrence Langer, professor emeritus at Simons College in Boston; Dov Levin, a Kovno survivor now at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; and Jurgen Matthaus, a research fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Title: Hidden History Of The Kovino Ghetto

Author Name: Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial

Categories: History,

Edition: First

Publisher: Boston, Bulfinch Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 0821224573

ISBN Number 13: 9780821224571

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: very good++ Jacket

Seller ID: 7562

Description: Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1997. First edition. Very Good/very good++. 254 pages, indexed, 127 color and 233 b&w photographs. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto", held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C, November 1997 to Ooctober 1999. Teal cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.