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(Placename) transliteration of the Russian name for Kaunas
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(ˈkaʊ nɑs)

a city in S central Lithuania. 423,000. Russian, Kovno.
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Noun1.Kovno - a city in central Lithuania
Lietuva, Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
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He rode across one of the swaying pontoon bridges to the farther side, turned sharply to the left, and galloped in the direction of Kovno, preceded by enraptured, mounted chasseurs of the Guard who, breathless with delight, galloped ahead to clear a path for him through the troops.
He practiced law in Kaunas (Kovno) and was elected to the Lithuanian parliament in 1923.
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum archivists have found some 26,000 previously unknown identification cards belonging to Jewish citizens in the national archives in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania.
Certainly the record of the Jewish police in the Kovno ghetto, while complex, is quite different from that of the police in the Warsaw or Krakow ghettos.
His parents were Rabbi Elias (Elya) Hillkowitz (born July 1836 in Rutwan, Kovno, Russia) and Rebecca (Riva) Hillkowitz (Hindel) (born June 1837); they were married in Lithuania.
Caption: Figure 6: An execution of Jews by an Einsatzkommando in Kovno (Berenbaum 1997:115).
Born 21 January 1878 in Kovno, Lithuania, one of eight children, to Rebekah Fisher and Abraham Elijah Glazer, he attended Talmudic colleges in Tauroggen, Euragoly, and Rossyiani, where students typically studied seventy hours a week receiving a solid foundation in Talmudic learning.
In the 1858 Catholic conversion of Riska Ruvelevna, a young girl from the Girtakol' Jewish community in Kovno Province, the district court in Rossieny reported that "Jews gathered in a crowd" (sobravshis ' tolpoiu) outside the home of the accountant of the district treasury, who was sheltering the girl while a local priest trained her in Catholic dogma.
Ambrazevicius-Brazaitis had signed the order for the expulsion of Jews from Kaunas to the Seventh Fort, where they were murdered, and a subsequent order to transfer the surviving Jews to the Kovno ghetto within four weeks.
In Kovno ghetto, women were forced to undress so that the Germans could conduct gynecological searches looking for hidden valuables.