“Upyte” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania
(Upytė, Lithuania)

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Translation of the “Upyte” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Josef Rosin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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Written by Josef Rosin

In Yiddish, Upyte

Translated by Shaul Yannai

A town, about 14 km southwest of the district city of Panevezys. Upyte was the center of the district during the 18th century. Before WWI, there was a small Jewish settlement in Upyte. A few Jews still lived in Upyte during the period of Independent Lithuania. In 1939, there was one telephone in Upyte which belong to a Jew by the name of Menashe Brauer, who lived in one of the villages around Upyte. In June, 1941, when Germany conquered Lithuania, the fate of the Jews of Upyte was the same as the fate of the Jews in the surrounding areas.

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