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Tag : Lithuania

1944-03-24The Great Escape

76 prisoners of Stalag Luft III escape. 73 are subsequently recaptured and 50 are murdered by the Gestapo on Hitler's orders.

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1944-01-29Koniuchy massacre

Soviet partisan units attacked the village of Koniuchy. Men, women and children were massacred indiscriminately. According to the findings of the Institute of National Remembrance at least 38 people were killed and about a dozen injured

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1941-10-29Kaunas Ghetto Massacre

In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".

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Over 4.5 million Axis troops, transported by 600,000 motor vehicles and 750,000 horses, invade the USSR along a 2,900 km front. Despite tactical success, this would be the last German offensive across the entire eastern front.

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1941-06-22Lithuanian June Uprising

The Lithuanian Activist Front decided that its main goal was not to fight with the Russians, but to secure city. By the evening, Lithuanians controlled the Presidential Palace and other Kaunas instituions.

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