“Lanciunava” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania
(Lančiūnava, Lithuania)

55° 21' / 24° 9'

Translation of the “Lanciunava” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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In Yiddish, Lents

A small town, 12 km northeast of Kedainiai, the district's city.

Translated by Shaul Yannai


A few Jewish families lived in Lanciunava during the middle of the 19th century and afterwards. Avraham-Nakhman Shvarts was born in Lanciunava in 1872. Subsequently, he was a Rabbi and a teacher in a small Yeshiva in Krakes, and a Rabbi in New Odessa in the Ukraine, in New London (in Connecticut) and in Baltimore, USA.

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