Val Ginsburg Holocaust Survivor

Val Ginsburg Holocaust Survivor
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  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • The 'Big Action' took place in October and caused Val to lose faith in humanity. The Nazi's, the SS and the local Lithuanian collaborators entered the Ghetto and randomly chose 10000 Jews, including seven members from the Ginsburg family, and executed them in the notorious execution place, not far from Kaunas.
  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • The following Spring, another atrocity, called the 'Children's Action', took place. Orders came through from Germany stating that anyone who was not engaged in work should be eliminated. The young, the old, the sick, the disabled were forcibly removed and murdered in what Val described as a 'bloodbath'.
  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • by the end of 1944 Kaunas jewish population was down to 12000 and the German army was in retreat. So the Germans ordered the jews into cattle wagons and sent them off to Germany as forced labourers. Working the factories making Messerschmidt jet fighters.
  • Val Ginsburg Holocoust Survivor
  • After a three day journey Val Arrived in Dachau, where he was forced to backbreaking work on starvation rations
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