“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



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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.

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