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Obj. ID: 53033  Road Sign Leading to the Holocaust Monument in Krakynė Forest near Zarasai, Lithuania, 1967

© Milda Jakulytė, Photographer: Jakulytė, Milda, October 2022

Memorial Name

Žydų žudynių vieta ir kapai - Mass killing site and grave of Jews

Who is Commemorated?

2,569 Jews of Zarasai, Dusetos, Turmantas and other places in the district murdered at this site.

Description:

The monumental sign marking the road to the memorial on the killing site (see here) was set up on the road Degučiai-Dusetos. The sign is made from seven pink granite slabs put one on another, the top slab is bigger and thicker than the below ones.  A stone with a granite plaque and a Lithuanian inscription was set up later.

Inscription:

On the road sign, in Lithuanian:

Siekime,
kad
daugiau
nepasikartotų...

Translation: Let’s / strive/  for it / not to repeat…

On the stone:

Šiame Krakinės miške 1941 m. rugpjūčio
mėnesio 26 d. fašistiniai budeliai
žvėriškai nužudė 8 tūkstančius
niekuo nekaltų žydų tautybės
piliečių

Translation: In this Krakynė Forest on August 26, / 1941, the fascist murderers / ferociously murdered 8 thousand / innocent Jewish / citizens

Commissioned by

Authorities of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (1967)

The Lithuanian Jewish Community (1990s)

Documenter
Milda Jakulytė | October 2022
Author of description
Milda Jakulytė | December 2023
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Road Sign Leading to the Holocaust Monument in Krakynė Forest near Zarasai | Unknown
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1967
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Lithuania | Utena County | Zarasai
| Savičiūnai village
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History

According to the Jäger report, on August 26, 1941, 2,569 people were murdered in Zarasai: 767 Jewish men, 1113 Jewish women, 687 Jewish children, 1 Lithuanian male Communist, and 1 Russian female Communist.

The current obelisk was erected in 1950 by the survivors. Repairs of the monument were done in 1987 and the plaque with inscription was changed in 1991 (the original plaque also was with inscriptions in Yiddish and Russian). 

In 1967 the monumental sign of the road was set up on the road Degučiai-Dusetos. A stone with a granite plaque and an inscription in Lithuanian was set up later, probably in the 1990s.

On March 4, 1993, the monument was registered in the State Cultural Register of the Republic of Lithuania as a site of national importance (no. 11382).

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