Re: [JewishKeidan] Vandziogala and Babtai WW2 victims
- The web page cited by Milda http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/ is very informative.
However, unless I didn't check properly, there is no mention of either Zeimiai or Seta, either separately, or in relation to Kedainiai.
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm
On 8/20/2011 9:55 AM, Ada Green wrote:Ed Just wrote:> What about Vandziogala and other smaller shtetls?While Vandziogala is also my ancestral shtetl and it too (along with Babtai) deserves its own memorial stone with list of names, the Jews of those communities were murdered in a different place and on a different day than the ones from Keidan, Shat, and Zheim. Thus a memorial stone at the mass grave site in Keidan would not be relevant for any towns other than the 3 specific Jewish communities that were destroyed in that particular spot on 28 Aug 1941 (5 Elul 5701).8 Elul 5771 is the 70th yarzheit of the Jewish communities of
Vandziogala and Babtai. On that day, 31 Aug 1941 by the secular
calendar, the Jewish women and children of Vandziogala, as well as those
Jewish men who had not been killed in an earlier Aktion, were taken 12 km.
away to Babtai, where they were shot along with the Jewish men, women and
children of Babtai. Most of the Jewish men of Vandziogala were killed on 8
July 1941 in the Borekas woods, 1 km. from Vandziogala, which was adjacent
to the Vandziogala Jewish cemetery. Further details can be found in Prof.
Dov Levin's Pinkas HaKehillot Lita article on Vandziogala, the English
translation of which can be read on the JewishGen yizkor book site.Ada Green