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"131 Boys from Kovno (Kaunas)"

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.