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Obj. ID: 53032  Holocaust memorial in Kavoliškis, Lithuania, 2017

© Milda Jakulytė, Photographer: Jakulytė, Milda, November 2022

Memorial Name

Panemunėlio žydų žudynių vieta ir kapas - Killing site and burial place of Panemunėlis Jews

Who is Commemorated?

The families of Olkin and Jofe, 9 people, from Panemunėlis.

Description:

The monument stands close to the road leading to Kavoliškis. It is a granite stone of irregular form with a polished part and inscriptions in Lithuanian and Hebrew. At the top, above the text, appears a Star of David. There is a small cobbled area around the monument.

Inscription:

Lithuanian:

Šiame
miškelyje
1941 m. buvo
sušaudytos
Olkinų
ir
Jofių
šeimos

Translation: In this forest / in 1941 / were shot dead / Olkinai / and / Jofe / families

Hebrew:

זה, ב-1941,
משפחת ביער
למוות בני
יופה נורו
ומשפחת
אולקין

Correct order of words: ב-1941, ביער זה, נורו למוות בני משפחת יופה ומשפחת אולקין

Translation: In 1941, in this forest, were shot dead members of the family Jofe and family Olkin.

Commissioned by

Rokiškis Amateur Theater, Rokiškis municipality, Panemunėlis district municipality, individuals 

Documenter
Milda Jakulytė | November 2022
Author of description
Milda Jakulytė | December 2023
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Holocaust memorial in Kavoliškis | Unknown
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2017
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Lithuania | Panevėžys County | Kavoliškis
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History

In July 1941, the Jews of Panemunėlis - about 300 people - were concentrated close to the Panemunėlis railroad station. Two families, Olkinai and Jofe, were selected from the rest and taken away. On an unknown date in July, they were driven to Kavolliškis direction and shot on the way. The whole community was killed later, on August 15-16 at the Velniaduobė killing site, near Rokiškis.

Noach Olkin was a town pharmacist, his family had 4 children. One of them, Matilda Olkinaitė (1922-1941), was a poet and wrote her poetry in Lithuanian. When the diary and poetry of Matilda Olkinaitė were discovered in Lithuania, she and her family's destiny became a matter of interest. Rokiškis amateur theater staged a play based on her life and thus drew attention to her. Consequently, individuals and the municipality decided to erect a monument close to her killing site.

In 2017, non-invasive archeological research located the pit. The monument was inaugurated on September 8, 2017.

On September 21, 2021, the monument was registered in the State Cultural Register of the Republic of Lithuania of national importance (no. 45851).

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