Petras Baublis, Dr
|Death:||Died in Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Cause of death:||Shot|
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About Petras Baublis, Dr
Dr Petras Baublis was head of the Infants' House in Kovno. It is not certain that he is deceased. He was not Jewish.
He risked his own life and the safety of his family by offering to smuggle Jewish children out of the Ghetto and to hide them in the Infants House.
To ensure their safety, Dr Baublis, who had a number of close friends among the Lithuanian Catholic priesthood, obtained blank birth certificate forms, which the priests then agreed to authenticate with church seals and signatures, stating that this was a Christian child.
Among the Jewish children that Baublis saved, was two year old Ariela Abromovich (her father later testified that he knew of at least another seven children saved by Dr Baublis).
Gitele Mylner, who had been born only a few months before the massacre, was also handed to Baublis by her parents. he gave her the name Berute Iovayshayte, together with a certificate stamped by the church authorities stating that she was a Christian child.
The Holocaust - Martin Gilbert, page 231