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Kovno
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City in Lithuania (Rus., Lithuanian: Kaunas; Yidd.: Kovne), and the Lithuanian capital between the wars. In the Second World War the city was under German occupation (June 24, 1941 to July 31, 1944) and functioned as an administrative center from which the German army, security police, and SD (Einsatzgruppe A), as well as the civil administration from the end of July 1941, coordinated their …

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Matthäus, Jürgen, “Kovno”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0424>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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