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  Holocaust Memorial Plaque at the Former Synagogue in Pušalotas, Lithuania, 2005

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 9.2017

Who is Commemorated?

The Jews of Pušalotas

Description

A marble plaque is attached to the southern facade of the former synagogue, over the bricked up side door. The plaque has three almost identical inscriptions in Lithuanian, Yiddish, and English. 

Inscription

Lithuanian:

Pušaloto žydų ne vieną amžių gyvenusių taikiai su savo kaimynais,
atminimui. 1941 metais nacių žudikai bei jų talkininkai išžudė
paskutinius Pušaloto žydus. Tebūnie šventas jų atminimas.

Yiddish:

אין אנדענק פון פושאלאטער יידן וועלכע האבן יארהונדערטער געלעבט
בשלום מיט זייערע שכנים און פון די פושלאטער יידן וועלכע די
נאצי-מערדער און זייערע ארטיקע באהעלפער האבן דערמארדעט אין
1941. הייליק זאל זיין זייער אנדענק.

English:

In memory of Pushalot Jews who lived and worked for centuries,
in peace with their neighbors, and those who were uprooted and
murdered by the Nazi murderers and their accomplices in 1941.
May their memory be for a blessing.

Commissioned by

Probably, by the descendants of the Pušalotas Jews

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial Plaque at the Former Synagogue in Pušalotas | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (former)
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Date
2005
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Black marble
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History/Provenance

About 248 Pušalotas Jews were murdered in Šadeikoniai forest in August or September 1941. The exact date of the murder is unknown [Jakulytė-Vasil, 2011, p. 142].

The plaque was erected in 2005 [Cohen-Mushlin et al., vol. 2, p. 63].

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Cohen-Mushlin, Aliza, Sergey Kravtsov, Vladimir Levin, Giedrė Mickūnaitė, Jurgita Šiaučiūnaitė-Verbickienė (eds.), Synagogues in Lithuania. A Catalogue, 2 vols. (Vilnius: VIlnius Academy of Art Press, 2010-12), vol. 2, p. 63.

Jakulytė-Vasil, Milda. Lithuanian Holocaust Atlas (Vilnius: VIlna Gaon State Jewish Museum, 2011)., 142.
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Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2021
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