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Obj. ID: 53272  Holocaust memorial no. 2 near Skaudvilė, Lithuania, 1990s

© Milda Jakulytė, Photographer: Jakulytė, Milda, June 2023

Memorial Name

Batakių žydų žudynių vieta ir kapas - Mass killing site and grave of Batakiai Jews.

Who is Commemorated?

7 Jews from Batakiai murdered at this site.

Description:

The monument is a granite stele with inscriptions in Yiddish and Lithuanian. the Star of David is depicted above the inscription.

An oak sign inscribed "Žydų genocido vieta" (Jewish genocide site) - stands at the road and points to the direction of the monument.

Inscription:

Yiddish: 

אויף דעם אָרט האָבן די היטלערישע רוצחים
און זייערע אָרטיקע באהעלפערס אין 1941
דערמאָרדעט 7 יידן פון שטעטל באַטאָק

Translation: At this place, Hitlerite murderers and their local helpers killed in 1941 7 Jews from the shtetl of Batok.

Lithuanian:

Šioje vietoje 1941 m. hitleriniai
žmogžudžiai ir jų vietiniai
pagalbininkai nužudė
7 Batakių miestelio žydus

Translation: At this place in 1941 Hitlerite murderers and their local helpers killed 7 Jews of Batakiai

Commissioned by:

The Lithuanian Jewish Community

Documenter
Milda Jakulytė | June 2023
Author of description
Milda Jakulytė | February 2024
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Holocaust memorial no. 2 near Skaudvilė | Unknown
Monument Setting
Object Detail
Completion Date
1990s
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Lithuania | Tauragė County | Tauragė
| Puželiai village
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Unknown
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Granite
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105 cm
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80 cm
Depth
8 cm
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History

During the first days of the Nazi invasion, around June 24-25, 1941, seven Jewish men from Batakiai were killed in this forest. 

A monument at the killing site was erected probably in the 1990s (exact date unknown). 

On January 25, 2001, the monument was registered in the State Cultural Register of the Republic of Lithuania of national importance (no. 20588).


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