“Daujenai” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania

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Translation of the “Daujenai” chapter
from Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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Written by Dov Levin

Translated by Shaul Yannai

(Yiddish, Davyen)

A large village in the Birzai district, about 12 km southeast of the town of Pasvalys.

The 1923 Daujenai census shows 400 inhabitants and among them 25 Jews. When the war between Germany and the Soviet Union broke out, 4 Jewish families, 11 people in total, remained in the area. All of them were taken by armed Lithuanians to the town of Pasvalys, where they were murdered in the nearby Zadeikiai Forest on August 26, 1941 (3 Elul, 5701), together with the Jews of Pasvalys and its surrounding areas.


Yad Vashem Archives, Koniukhovsky collection 0-71, file 70 (testimonies of Moshe Gutman, Beinish Krezhmer, Taiba Gutman).
Masines Zudynes Lietuvoje (Mass Murders in Lithuania), Vol 2, p. 116.

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