April 23, 2015

Pre-Holocaust ID Cards of Thousands of Jews Discovered in Lithuania


Pre-Holocaust ID Cards of Thousands of Jews Discovered in Lithuania
 Recently Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum archivists found almost 26,000 previously unknown identification cards belonging to Jewish citizens in the national archives in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania. The cards, which contain personal details such as father's name, date of birth and more, were kept with a collection of all ID cards issued by the local population authority in Kauna, to Jews and non-Jews, from 1920-1940   

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