“Kruopiai” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania

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Translation of the “Kruopiai” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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In Yiddish, Krop

Written by Josef Rosin

Translated by Shimon Joffe

A county town in the Siauliai district, 14 km. east of Akmene. Before the First World War, Kruopiai had a small Jewish community. In 1923, it had some 200 inhabitants, among them 3 Jews. According to the survey conducted by the Lithuanian government in 1931, the town had a Jewish owned timber mill and a flour mill. With the conquest of Lithuania by the Germans in June 1941, the Kruopiai Jews shared the fate of the other Jews in the neighborhood.

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