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Alternate names: aiņode [Latv], Vainoden [Ger], Vaynëde, Vain'ody, Vaiņodes. 56°26' N, 21°52' E . 33 miles E of Liepāja (Libau), 3 miles N of the Lithuanian border. 1900 Jewish population: fewer than 50.

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1372: "Vainode".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Latvia and Estonia (1988), p. 109: "Vainode"
  • JewishGen Latvia SIG

 The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Embūte parish and Vaiņode parish; the administrative centre being Vaiņode.

MASS GRAVE: no road signs. Drive from Vainode to near Ruzeiki (4-5 km from Vainode), the former airfield.. Date is 1941.

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