The Jewish State Museum of Lithuania holds a list of c. 5,000 Jews killed in Kaunas (formerly Kovno or Kowno) during the Nazi occupation. (ID: 30766)
Authorship or Source:
Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
Title or Main Description:
The Jewish State Museum of Lithuania holds a list of c. 5,000 Jews killed in Kaunas (formerly Kovno or Kowno) during the Nazi occupation.
Number of Names or Other Entries-- Approx. 5,000 Names.
Museum or Other Institution Holdings:
Source Institution: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius, Pamenkalnio 12, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania ; website: http://www.jmuseum.lt.
This information comes via famous genealogist Sallyann Amdur Sack from a report by Howard Margol. Margol cites Rachel Kostanian, Executive Director of the Jewish State Museum in Vilnius, for his information. Inquiries for particular names can be made directly to the Museum (website: http://www.jmuseum.lt). A nominal service fee for each surname researched may be required.
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --Registers of dead --Lithuania --Kaunas.
- Jews --Lithuania --Kaunas --Registers.
- Jews --Genealogy --Lithuania --Kaunas --Sources.
- Jewish intellectuals --Lithuania --Kaunas --Registers.
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --Registers of dead --Lithuania --Kaunas --Sources.
- [Additional Geographic Keywords: Baltic States, Kauen, Kovno, Kowno, Kovnah]
Compiled in 1944 immediately after liberation by the Soviet Army, the list includes mainly 'intellectual and intelligent people' who perished such as doctors, teachers, engineers, and rabbis. Note Well: This list is reportedly different from the Kovno census records (Kauno Komendanto Ir Kauno Miesto Bermistro).
Language and Other Notes:
- Text in Lithuanian and Russian.
- Cataloger-assigned title.
Resource Center Cataloging Notes:
- Former Q&A Name Lists Database File Number-- AA0456
- Survivors Registry Document File AA0456 contains "Q&A Name Lists Database" cataloging printout, a "Receiving/Cataloging Checksheet", and various correspondence between the staffs of the USHMM and Jewish State Museum in Vilnius concerning this resource only, available as a PDF scans to authorized U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum staff as the USHMM Computer Network files:
- -- P:\Resource Center Collections\Public\ReferenceCollection\AA0456\AA0456_source.PDF
- -- P:\Resource Center Collections\Public\ReferenceCollection\AA0456\AA0456-NOTES.pdf