“Lioliai” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania

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Translation of the “Lioliai” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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Lioliai (Lith.)

In Yiddish, Lal

Written by Dov Levin

Translated by Shaul Yannai

A town in the Raseiniai district, 9 km south of Kelme. A few Jewish families lived in Lioliai during the 19th century. In 1883, the Polish “Poritz” (an estate owner) expelled 20 Jewish families who lived in the town for decades. In 1923, Lioliai had 262 residents. Before WWII, 5 Jewish families, who engaged in agriculture, lived in Lioliai. When Germany conquered Lithuania, the fate of the Jews of Lioliai was the same as the fate of the other Jews in the surrounding areas.

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