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|Catalog No.||6346||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Hersch Klein: the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto until its liquidation and his experiences afterwards||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||20748ר"מ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eilati Shalom||Similar Items|
|File name||קליין הרש: גטו קובנה עד חיסולו וגלגוליו של הרש לאחר מכן||Similar Items|
|Collection||Kaplan Israel||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||22/06/1941||Similar Items|
|Author||קליין הרש||Similar Items|
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From the Israel Kaplan collection:
Hersch Klein from the Slobodka quarter of Kaunas (Kovno): milestones in the history of Jewish Kovno during the German ocupation and a synopsis of Klein's personal experiences beginning with the liquidation of the ghetto [July 1944]. One page, handwritten, in Yiddish.
[Eds. note: there are several inaccuracies in his testimony.]
After a review of the central events in the history of the Kovno ghetto, Klein notes that upon the ghetto's liquidation some 14,000 Jews were deported from there to the Stutthof camp. After a Selektion, the men were sent to Camp 1 at Dachau. Many Jews perished there at the hands of two [Jewish? - ed.] Kapos: Gruenfeld, a Hungarian, and Burstein, a Pole. After ten months, the inmates were transferred to a second camp. On April 27, 1945, some thousand Jews were brought to the camp, and in the end they were liberated. Close