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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Proclamation by the Underground in the Vilna Ghetto


Do not go like sheep to slaughter. Jewish youth do not put your faith in those who are misleading you. From 80,000 Jews in Jerusalem of Lithuania 20,000 have survived. They have torn our parents from us before our eyes, our brothers and our sisters. Anything that leaves the gates of the ghetto will never return. All the paths of the Gestapo lead to Paneriai and Paneriai is death. Those who hesitate remove any illusion from yourselves, your children, your wives and your husbands are gone. Paneriai is not a concentration camp, there everyone was shot. Brothers, it is better to fall as freedom fighters than live by the grace of murderers. We will defend ourselves until our last breath.

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