Alternate names: Vilyeyka [Bel], Vilejka [Rus], Wilejka [Pol], Vileyka [Yid], Vileika, Belarussian: Вiлейка. Russian: Вилейка. וילייקה - Hebrew. 54°30' N, 26°55' E, 65 miles E of Vilnius, 49 miles NNW of Minsk. Capital of Vilejka uyezd of Vilna gubernia. Yizkor: Sefer zikaron kehilat Wilejka ha-mehozit, pelekh Vilna (Tel Aviv, 1972). Town images and links. 1900 Jewish population: 1,328. ShtetLink.
Holocaust memorial photos [March 2009]: monument to Jews of the town killed in the Jewish cemetery; massacre site of 400 Jews killed at the outskirts of the town on 30 July 1941; massacre site of 130 Jews on 12 July 1941.
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