carlos asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 years ago

How was Lithuania in the Holocaust?

Did it used to be rich then it turned dirt poor because of it? need for paper ;}

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  • 5 years ago
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    Southern Lithuania was part of Prussia considered to be heartland of Germany (as they claim). As it hit Poland next door holocaust hit Lithuania too. As a land of Slavs who were targeted after Jews & the socially handicapped (crippled, homosexuals etc) the effect didn't spare them.

    Suffered under Soviet system after it turned over to be part of USSR along with the other two Baltic countries, .

    That suffering was nothing & was far better even. What is worse was the withdrawal of the protective umbrella of Soviet system that left them exposed to the daylight glare of "free economy ". The protected Lithuanians weren't prepared by anyone, to face the new situation. Earlier they needn't have to go looking for a job, they needn't worry that they don't get food(if you ignore the quality & standing in the queues), weren't prepared for, nor they worried about hospitalisation, surgery or medication, in case of a disease hitting them.

    Then all of a sudden they were in a rat-race for jobs, the primary thing. There weren't many as all industries were privatised & went to some corporate buccaneers, whose least concern it was to provide them jobs. Young men decided that they are not going to get married in these conditions. Girls were equally confused, as no profession took them in providing jobs nor were any men coming forward to marry & support them. So a good number settled for the oldest profession by natural choice. As there was no demand at home, they began making trips abroad where such market was booming.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Before the Holocaust, Lithuania was home to between 210,000 to 250,000 Jews The Holocaust in Lithuania can be divided into three stages: mass executions (June–December 1941), ghetto period (1942 – March 1943), and final liquidation (April 1943 – July 1944). In accordance with the Nazi German plans to reduce the population of Lithuania by 85% as set out in Generalplan Ost the killings started immediately, in Lithuania, by 1 December 1941, over 120,000 Lithuanian Jews had been killed.

    Einsatzkommando A entered Lithuania one day behind the Wehrmacht invasion t It is estimated that 80% of the Lithuanian Jews were killed before 1942, many by or with the active participation of Lithuanians in units, such as Police Battalions.

    The surviving 43,000 Jews were concentrated in the Vilnius, Kaunas, Šiauliai, and Švenčionys Ghettos and forced to work for the benefit of German military industry. On June 21, 1943, Heinrich Himmler issued an order to liquidate all ghettos and transfer the remaining Jews to concentration camps.

    The genocide rate of Jews in Lithuania, up to 95–97%, was one of the highest in Europe. This was primarily due, with few notable exceptions, to widespread Lithuanian cooperation with the German authorities. Jews were widely blamed for the previous Soviet regime

  • 5 years ago

    Lithuania was invaded by the Soviets under the Hitler Stalin pact. The inhabitants suffered greatly, and blamed the largely Jewish background of the Commissars for the persecution of the Christian Church.

    As a result, when Hitler's armies came in they were seen as liberators, and the locals took revenge on the Jewish population.

  • luke
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    Lithuania was occupied for a time by the german army, right after being occupied by the russians. then taken and held by the russians.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Or for god sake this isn't even funny. You're doing a paper yet you haven't even done a bit of research? GO to the library, open a book and READ.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    "Need for paper." OK, suppose I answer "yes." Or "no." How the fcuk are you going to use that in your "paper"? I'd love to see your MLA-format citation: "Some random guy on Yahoo told me this." Yeah, that's a solid source of information. Stop being such a fcuking idiot. Go to the library and find some books about WW2. Moron.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Go read something.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Do some f------ research. How inept and lazy.

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