German Activist Visits Kaunas Jewish Community to Talk about Karl Jäger


A German man named Jürgen Dettling, described on facebook as the initiator of various social projects and public education programs, visited the Kaunas Jewish Community recently. He said he is currently involved in a project concerning Karl Jäger, the author of the infamous Jäger Report and mass murderer of Lithuanian Jews. He took photographs of mass murder sites in Lithuania and spoke with Holocaust survivors. He said he is planning a return trip in April and hopes to interview survivors for a film about the mass murderer. Jäger was commander of the SD Einsatzkommando 3a in Kaunas during World War II, which included command over the Rollkommando Hamann mobile death squad. He was captured after the war and hung himself in jail in 1959.