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|Catalog No.||8147||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Former partisans visiting a memorial monument commemorating the inhabitants of a Lithuanian village.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||37825צ||Similar Items|
|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
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Former partisans from the Kaunas (Kovno) ghetto who had fought in the Rudniki (Rudninkai) Forest, visiting a memorial monument commemorating the inhabitants of a Lithuanian village. The statue is entitled, "The Weeping Mother."
119 residents of the village of Pircupis were killed by the Germans for allegedly being sympathizers with the Jewish partisans. On June 3, 1944 shortly before the area was liberated by the Soviet Red Army, all the inhabitants, including women, children and the elderly, were rounded up and locked into a barn in the village, and it was torched. Close