When the Kovno ghetto was liquidated in July 1944, thousands of Jews were sent to the camps, among them children who had survived the "Children's Aktion" [roundup] in the ghetto. The women and children were taken off the train at the station in the vicinity of Stutthof concentration camp. This was a short and cruel parting from their mothers, brothers and sisters. With great sorrow, a number of boys decided not to get off the train. In fear and terror they and their fathers continued on to Landsberg camp.