This Day in Jewish History / A Young Ghetto Fighter in Vilna Takes a Stand

Even before the Nazis met to discuss the Final Solution, 23-year-old Abba Kovner was rallying Jews in Vilna to fight rather than be 'led like sheep to the slaughter.'

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On December 31, 1941, Abba Kovner spoke before an assembly of Vilna Ghetto youth and declared his far-sighted and far from conventional...