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see KaunasKaunas
, Pol. Kowno, Rus. Kovno, city (1993 pop. 429,000), in Lithuania, on the Neman River. It is a river port and an industrial center with industries producing machinery, chemicals, plastics, and textiles. Over 85% of the population is Lithuanian.
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It is all well and good to speak of "headship" rather than legitimate Jewish leadership in the ghettos, but does this apply to the Kovno ghetto whose Elder Council was chosen by Jews and survived until 1944?
378 B/S (Chancellery of the Governor-General ofVilna, Kovno, and Grodno, General Section), 1815 g., d.
On those rare instances when Lithuania, home to my family on both sides for generations, was mentioned, it was as the backdrop for my grandmother's stories about the Kovno ghetto: forced labor, humiliations, and deportations.
This history, written by two partisan fighters who survived the Kovno Ghetto, tells the story of the fighting underground of the Jews of Kovno, Lithuania, from the Ghetto to their acceptance into Soviet partisan units.
Levinas was born in 1905 in Kovno, now Kaunas, a city in Lithuania lying a bit below the latitude of Copenhagen and Ketchikan.
She describes to Steinberg some of her exploits as a courier between the two main ghettoes in Kovno and Vilna, smuggling in medicine, food, clothing, counterfeit papers, and smuggling out letters, documents, and even sedated children from the Vilna ghetto.
ZATORSKI and the right side--A KOVNO; its verso has a reference to 'opposite the town garden' and beneath: 'Rektor Hieronim Raczkowski 1887' (the last numeral may be corrected) (6).
Compte rendu preliminaire sur les recherches geologiques dans les gouvernements de Courlande et Kovno. Bulletins du comite geologic, 11(7).
Yehoshua Tessler of Cluj, Romania, wearing tefillin produced underground in the Kovno ghetto.
(73.) See ELLSBERG, supra note 56, at 402-03; see also THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS (Kovno Communications 2009).
Goldman fled Kovno, Russia, for New York City in 1885, clutching five dollars, a sewing machine and no Craigslist.