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Alternate names: Skaistkalne [Latv], Schoenberg [Ger], Shimberg and שימבורג [Yid], Skaistkalnė [Lith], Skaystkalne, Skaistkalnes, Myasto Skaystkalne. 56°23' N, 24°39' E , On the Latvia-Lithuania border, 18 miles E of Bauska, 13 miles NNW of Biržai (Birzh), Lithuania. 1900 Jewish population: 429.

56°22′45.92″N 24°38′36.24″E.

Vecumnieki municipality (Latvian: Vecumnieku novads) is a municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Bārbele parish, Kurmene parish, Skaistkalne parish, Stelpe parish, Valle parish and Vecumnieki parish with the administrative center in Vecumnieki.

CEMETERY: Drive toward Vecsaule. About 1 km left and across a field into the woods (a few 100 meters) are the Catholic and Jewish cemeteries located in the forest on the left side and separated by a footpath. Cemetery dates from 1870.

See burial list All Latvia Cemetery List [March 2009] See burial list. [January 2011]

Relatively large, about 50x50 meters, with some very nice tombstones, the cemetery is located near the Christian cemetery with bout forty tombstones still remaining. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [date?]

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