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The Fall of a SparrowThe Life and Times of Abba Kovner$
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Dina Porat

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762489

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001

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Under Soviet Rule

Under Soviet Rule

“On the ruins of illusion” June 1940–June 1941

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The Fall of a Sparrow
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This chapter focuses on the events following the Soviet Union's annexation of Lithuania. For the Jewish community in Vilna, the official entrance of the Soviets was the first stage of its destruction. All non-Communist organizations were dismantled, including national and cultural institutions. Communities and political parties could no longer exist, nor could any lessons having a national character be taught, such as Bible studies, the Hebrew language, or Jewish history. The Coordination, which was founded during the youth movements' wandering to Vilna and which continued to be active under the Lithuanians, became the underground organization under the Soviets and served as the common basis for the ghetto underground.

Keywords:   Abba Kovner, Lithuania, Soviet Union, Vilna, Jews, Jewish community, ghetto underground, youth movements

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