“Gelgaudiskis” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania
(Gelgaudiškis, Lithuania)

55° 4' / 22° 58'

Translation of the “Gelgaudiskis” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Josef Rosin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996


Click here to see how to add a Memorial Plaque to this Yizkor Book
GoldPlaque SilverPlaque BronzePlaque

 

Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Barry Mann

 

Our sincere appreciation to Yad Vashem
for permission to put this material on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot Lita: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Lithuania,
Editor: Prof. Dov Levin, Assistant Editor: Josef Rosin, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.


This material is made available by JewishGen, Inc. and the Yizkor Book Project for the purpose of
fulfilling our mission of disseminating information about the Holocaust and destroyed Jewish communities.
This material may not be copied, sold or bartered without JewishGen, Inc.'s permission. Rights may be reserved by the copyright holder.


JewishGen, Inc. makes no representations regarding the accuracy of the translation. The reader may wish to refer to the original material for verification.
JewishGen is not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions in the original work and cannot rewrite or edit the text to correct inaccuracies and/or omissions.
Our mission is to produce a translation of the original work and we cannot verify the accuracy of statements or alter facts cited.


(Pages 192)

Gelgaudiskis

In Yiddish, Gelgudishok

Written by Josef Rosin

Translated by Shimon Joffe

This is a small town in the Sakiai district, near Neishtot (Kudirkos Naumiestis)-Sakiai. In 1799 it had 318 inhabitants with 6 Jews among them. In the 1930's, during the period of Lithuanian independence, the town had 3-4 Jewish families.

According to a survey conducted by the Lithuanian government in 1931, the Jews in Gelgaudiskis owned one textile shop, one wood mill and a brick yard. The fate of the Jews was the same as that of other Jews in the area after the German invasion.


 Yizkor Book Project    JewishGen Home Page  


Yizkor Book Project Manager, Lance Ackerfeld
Emerita Yizkor Book Project Manager, Joyce Field
This web page created by Max Heffler

Copyright ©1999-2014 by JewishGen, Inc.
Updated 31 Dec 2011 by LA