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Sunday, May 08, 2011

May 7th




On this day in 1914, the United States Congress establishes Mother's Day. Everyone has a mother.


On this day in 1942, the Nazi made a decree, "All Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto would be executed." Another daily horror added to the Jewish people living/surviving in Kovno. It must be noted many Mothers took the risk and gave birth in secret, and found ways to smuggle their infants out into willing families cared for their babies and children. Yes, the most innocent who had no way to defend but to hold their Mother's leg were brutally murdered and then their Mother taken to work in the factories as slave labor.