Students Discover Burial Grounds of Matilda – A Young Jewish Poet
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Students Discover Burial Grounds of Matilda – A Young Jewish Poet

Students Discover Burial Grounds of Matilda – A Young Jewish Poet

 

Students locate burial grounds of Matilda, a young Jewish poet, using Ground Penetrating Radar.

In June of 1940, as war swept across Europe, thousands of Red Army troops arrived at the eastern border of Lithuania, making good on a secret pact with Germany to divvy up the continent. Local leaders were given an ultimatum: Agree to immediate annexation by the Soviet Union, or face a long and bloody invasion. Overmatched, the government capitulated, and within days the Soviets had seized control of the country. In Kaunas, the home of the former president, Red Army tanks clogged the streets; in Vilnius, dissenters were hunted down and arrested or killed.
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