Johannes_P: From [the original page](https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/kovno-garage-massacre-lithuania-1941/):
>In June and July 1941, detachments of German Einsatzgruppen, together with Lithuanian auxiliaries, began murdering the Jews of Lithuania. Groups of partisans, civil units of nationalist-rightist anti-Soviet affiliation, initiated contact with the Germans as soon as they entered the Lithuanian territories. A rogue unit of insurgents headed by Algirdas Klimaitis and encouraged by Germans from the *Sicherheitspolizei* an*d Sicherheitsdien*st, started anti-Jewish pogroms in Kaunas (Polish: Kovno) on the night of 25–27 June 1941. Over a thousand Jews perished over the next few days in what was the first pogrom in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. The most infamous incident occurred in what was later known as th**e Lietūkis Garage Massac**re.
>During the Lietūkis Garage Massacre, carried out before the invading Germans had actually set up their administration, 40-60 people were killed and publicly humiliated in the process. Jews were forced to gather on the afternoon in the courtyard of a garage at 43 Vitautas Avenue, in the center of the city. Some of them were killed with shovels, iron bars or by other barbaric methods. Lithuanian children were lifted onto the shoulder of their parents to catch a glimpse of the “Death Dealer of Kovno”, a sight that one German regular army officer later described as the most frightful event he’d witnessed in the course of two world wars.
Banh_mi: Dying is bad, but getting hammered to death? Man just so…visceral and personal.
BoxEngineer: What’s frightening is how nonchalant most of the crowd looks. I only see one lady covering her mouth (maybe in disgust or yawning?) and another who appears to either be praying or covering her mouth as well. What a horrific scene it would be.
ednastvincent: So much of the barbarity of ww11 was done by partisans in the eastern front. I just finished reading about Ukrainian partisans’ massacre of civilians in Belarus
Emu_or_Aardvark: [I think it was here](https://email@example.com,23.9246132,3a,75y,163.53h,91.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1ugQgyn_QvUrLfbVVPIakA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
But the picture is from the other side of this building. Google images can’t get in there.
Horrible that it just looks like nothing now.