To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Kaunas Ghetto, the Kaunas-based International Centre for Litvak Photography has commissioned a piece of music called The Kaunas Requiem.
It will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Kaunas (or Kovno as it’s sometimes known as) Ghetto, which was set up in August 1941 and liquidated during the summer of 1944.
Between 1941 and 1944, around 95 percent of Lithuania’s pre-war Litvak (Lithuanian Jewish) community of over 200,000 men, women and children wer...
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