“Sintautai” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania

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Translation of the “Sintautai” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Josef Rosin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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In Yiddish, Sintovte

Written by Josef Rosin

Translated by Shimon Joffe

A county town, 8 km southwest of the district city of Sakiai. In 1797, the town had 250 people, including 80 Jews. The 1899 list of donors for the settling Eretz Yisrael, mentions Sintautai, an also the name of the delegate, Josef Finkelstein. In 1923, the town had 637 inhabitants, including 10 Jews. In 1931, the town had an oil processing plant and a flour mill owned by Jews. With the conquest of Lithuania by the Germans in June 1941, the local Jews shared the fate of the Jews of Sakiai and the vicinity. They were murdered in September 1941.

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