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Litvak Trip Day 9: Kaunas, Vilnius

Kaunas (Kovno) If Vilnius was known as the center of education (often referred to as “the Jerusalem of Lithuania”) then Kaunas was a trade and commercial center. Its location on the Nemunas (Neman) River, which flows to the Baltic Sea, … Continue reading

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Litvak Trip Day 8: Kaunas Archives, Ninth Fort

The Kaunas Hotel has an excellent breakfast buffet with many traditional foods: local cottage cheese served in slices, hot kasha, blintzes, smoked salmon, herrings, garlic, 3 types of black (rye) breads, and the local soft drink, kvass (made from yeast … Continue reading

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