The Partisans of Kovno

November 23, 1943: One hundred and fifty Jewish partisans escape from Occupied Kovno, Lithuania, and head eastward into the Rudninkai Forest. (Mitchell Levin)

Displayed here today is a piece with two Kovno (Kaunas) postmarks, cancelled by favor, on German postage stamps from July 12, 1916.

kovno-postmarks

 

Here is a link to a blog post on Stamps Around the World describing the Jewish community in Kovno.

Also, below is a photo of the partisans from Kovno:

partisans-of-kovno-lithuania

 

 

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