|VASILISKI: Vasilishki, Vasilishok, Lida uezd [Wasiliszki, Vasilishak, Vasilishok, Vasilishki]|
Alternate names: Vasilishki [Rus], Vasilishok [Yid], Wasiliszki [Pol], Vasiliški [Bel], Vasilishak, Vasilishuk, Russian: Василишки. Belarusian: Васілішкі. וואסילישוק - Yiddish. 53°47' N, 24°51' E, 20 miles WSW of Lida, 42 miles E of Grodno, 111.0 miles W of Minsk in Lida District, Vilna Guberniya, Lithuania; Lida District, Grodno Guberniya, Russia; and Lida District, Nowogrodek woj., Poland between WWI and WWII 1900 Jewish population: 2,081.
May 10, 2013 6:51 PMSubject: [LidaRoots] Anniversaries
May 10th, 1944: The Nazis started a two-day massacre of 2,000+ Jews here in the largest village in the area. It must have been about that time that they took over 500 Poles to Germany for slave labor. [May 2013]
UPDATE: Two plaques on a monument mark the site of the Jewish cemetery. The older one, written in Russian, mentions "Russians" killed there and states the date as 1943 (incorrect.) The second plaque in Russian and Hebrew was erected on the 50th Anniversary of the slaughter of the Jews of Vasilishki in May 1942 and mentions Jews as the victims. [May 2002]
photos. [February 2010]
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