Mass murder in Kaunas - Einsatzgruppen
Lithuania, Kaunas: On July 6, 1941, in the immediate vicinity of Fort IX, Einsatzgruppe "A", exactly Einsatzkommando 3 commanded by SS-Standartenführer Karl Jäg, mass executed 2,514 people, mainly Lithuanian Jews and Lithuanians whom the Germans considered the enemies of the Third Reich. Two days earlier, around 463 people were executed here. In the years 1941-1944, 50,000 people were killed in Fort IX, mainly by mass executions by shooting. Lithuanian collaborators - police officers, officials and average citizens also participated in the pogroms of the Jews.