Kovno, Lithuania
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These are the 6 cities of Lithuania where the March of Life walked in September 2011
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"welcome to the friendly city of Kaunus"

This city was formerly the capitol of Lithuania for a time and 1/4th of the population was Jewish. That ended in 6 months during 1944.
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Gathering on the plaza for a Pastor's meeting between several denominations before we take the March of Life to meet the Jewish community of Kovno in the city square.
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The Notorious Fort #9 in Kaunus, Lithuania
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We gather to pray, feeling the ominous presence of the Kovno Memorial
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The Kovno Memorial is probably the most stunning one I've seen. It's impossible to ignore. And yes, that is a wedding party in the shadow of the Memorial.
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Peter Loth was born in Stuthoff concentration camp in the area of Danzig (Germany) or Gdansk, Poland.
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The Memorial Tombstone to jews who were massacred in Kovno (Kaunus). This is at Fort #9 but there were several other forts in this former capital city where dozens of thousands were rounded up for a cruel murder. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005174
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Eitan Zisle was born in Vilna to one of the rare survivors. His father moved the family to Israel when Eitan was 7, where he grew up and later in life moved to America. His grandmother died in this very place 1944 and we held her memorial service today.
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These various Pastors listen to the words of Eitan Zisle.
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Many German friends have come whose fathers were in Lithuania during the war. They come to repent for the sins of their families in public places all over Lithuania, and to say "Never Again" with the Jewish people.
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The cold and the rain served as an exclamation point to the horrors of what happened here not so long ago. Though the Nazis were ruthless, they found many Lithuanians willing to participate in extermination plans for the Jews.
We gather here as Christians to pray that the silence and indifference would be broken, and that all of Lithuania would become a friend to the Jewish people, and therefore a blessed nation.
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Eitan and the leader of the Lutheran Church of Lithuania share a few moments, as we walk to meet the Jewish community at the former ghetto.
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