VARAKLANI: Madona, Latgale Print

Alternate names: Varaklanu, Varaklyany, Varklian, Varkliani. Varaklani, Varakļāni (Latvian), Warkelen (Ger) in Latgale region is 88 km north of Daugavpils and just south of the largest body of water in Latvia, Lake Luban. http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/varaklani.html [October 2000]

Reference: Pinkas ha-kehilot. Latviyah ve-Estonyah : entsiklopedyah shel ha-yishuvim ha-Yehudiyim le-min hivasdam ve-'ad le-ahar Sho'at Milhemet ha-'olam ha-sheniyah, 'orekh, Dov Levin, be-hishtatfut Mordekhai Naishtat.Yerushalayim: Yad va-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Sho'ah vela-gevurah, 1988, pages 112-116.

FILM: Varaklani (253KB) - Old wooden buildings, the synagogue, the cemetery, local catholic church, the interviews with local inhabitants, old pictures and Jewish music. [March 2009]

CEMETERY: Cemetery at 10a Kapsetas St dates from the end of 18th and beginning of 19th century. See burial list. [January 2011]

The cemetery is in good condition with more than 250 monuments still remaining. The oldest tombstone dates from the 1820s. Mr. Feigmanis has pictures of all the stones in this cemetery. [date?] Aleksandrs Feigmanis, Kahovkas 2-12 LV-1021, Riga, Latvia This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [date?]

JewishGen Latvia SIG for Varaklani with history of town and cemetery photos.[March 2009]

See burial list All Latvia Cemetery List [March 2009]

MASS GRAVE: August 4, 1941. The mass grave is located in the town with a sign for the grave at the fence of the Jewish Cemetery of Varklani. Take Riga Street and drive until 10a Kapsetas Street. Inside the cemetery, the mass grave is behind the fence on the left side.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 January 2011 19:30