Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kaunas Synagogue

We are here on the somber anniversary of 70 years since the Kaunas ghetto was liquidated at the IX Fort  in 1944. My father was 29 years old at the time and had spent four years in medical school in this city only a few years earlier.

The only remaining synagogue in Kaunas. Unfortunately it is not used for services. The 200 Jewish residents of Kaunas have a community center elsewhere.

Linden trees along the synagogue.

The doorway of the American embassy from the period when Kaunas was the capital of Lithuania, 1934-1938.

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