October 29: Kaunas Massacre

The Kaunas massacre of October 29, 1941 also known as the Great Action was the largest mass murder of Lithuanian Jews. By the order of SS-Standartenführer Karl Jäger and SS-Rottenführer Helmut Rauca, the Sonderkommando under the leadership of SS-Obersturmführer Joachim Hamann, and 8 to 10 men from Einsatzkommando 3, murdered 2,007 Jewish men, 2,920 women, and 4,273 children in a single day at the Ninth Fort, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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Ninth Fort Exterior

Gallery of 30 photographs of the Ninth Fort exterior from the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website.

Ninth Fort Interior

Gallery of 30 photographs of the Ninth Fort interior from the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website.

Ninth Fort Museum

Gallery of 19 photographs of the Ninth Fort Museum from the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website.

Ninth Fort Memorial

Gallery of 30 photographs of the Ninth Fort Memorial from the Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust website.