MIROSLAVAS: Alytus raj [Miroslav, Мирослав, Miroslaw, Miraslov, Miroslau, Miroslavo] Print
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Alternate names: Miroslavas [Lith], Miroslav, Мирослав [Rus], Mirosław [Pol], Miraslov, מיראָסלאַוו [Yid], Miroslau, Miroslavo. 54°20' N, 23°54' E, 8 miles SW of Alytus (Olita), 17 miles ENE of Lazdijai (Łoździeje). 1897 Jewish population: 244.

In 1923, 93 homes, 15 shops existed, 13 of them belonging to Jews. In June 1941, German troops killed 42 district residents. On August 8 to eptember Nazi occupation authorities in Alytus ordered the killing of Jews, In March 1944 troops destroyed the town.

CEMETERY: Gudiniškių k., Miroslav sen

Jewish cemetery has many visible gravestones. [September 2010]

Fenced metal mesh fence. A oncrete pedestal holds ctangular black polished granite slab with the Star of David superimposed and inscribed with Hebrew letters. "Passerby, / HERE honor of lying / MIROSLAVO JEWIS: 0.55 ha. in a polygon.  29.7 m, x134.4 m, p. [Aug 2015]

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