Pregnancies Banned in Kovono Ghetto by Gestapo

Pregnancies Banned in Kovono Ghetto by Gestapo

Hungarian Jews arrive at Auschwitz a few yards from Crematorium II

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The Gestapo bans pregnancies in the Kovno Ghetto. Every pregnancy before the 8th month must be terminated; any after the 8th month can be carried to term.

From September on, any woman found to be pregnant in the Kovno Ghetto will be put to death.

The Kovno Ghetto was created for the Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas, and its peak it holds 40,000 Jews, most of whom are destined for extermination camps.


Remembering Lithuania's Jewish 'killing field'

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