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VISKI: Daugavpils, Latgale [Vishki, Višķi , ]Wyszki PDF Print E-mail

Alternate names: Višķi [Latv], Vishki [Rus], Vishky [Yid], Wyschki [Ger], Wyszki [Pol], Vyshki. 56°03' N, 26°47' E , 15 miles NE of Daugavpils (Dvinsk). 1900 Jewish population: 668.

A small shtetl about 15 miles NE of Dvinsk (Daugavpils) in Vitebsk guberniya of the Russian Empire. Višķi in SE Latvia in an area known as Latgale is a small town in the Daugavpils district (formerly Dvinsk). Višķi settlement began in the 17th century with the Jewish community formed at the end of the 18th century. 1935 Jewish population: 423 in a total population of 750. Until post WW II, majority population of Višķi was Jewish.Within the week of German entry into Kraslova, Jews of Kraslova, Griva, Preili, Vishki, Livani, Dagda and smaller shtetls were ordered  to collect in three synagogues in Kraslava for deportation on July 28, 1941. Allowed to hire carts to bring processions with them, they were guarded overnight at the crowded synagogues by the Latvian auxiliary police and the following day were escorted by the police in carts and on foot 40 km to the newly established Ghetto in Daugavpils. Source with much more information. [March 2009] Detailed history of Višķi. JewishGen Shtetlink for Viski [March 2009]

  • ShtetLink
  • JOWBR: burial list
  • JOWBR: burial list
    • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1405: "Vishki".
    • Pinkas HaKehilot, Latvia and Estonia (1988), p. 122: "Viski"
    • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 112: "Vishky".
    • JewishGen Latvia
    • Vishki, A Shtetl in Latvia [Sept 2014]

    Cemetery on Aglonas St dates from the early 19th century.

    The Višķi cemetery is nicely situated on a half-island in a lake. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Kahovkas 2-12 LV-1021, Riga, Latvia

    YouTube video of cemetery [March 2009]

    Cemetery information and photos and burial list. [July 20111]

    Cemetery map from the Shtetlink. Description and photos.

    photos. [March 2011]

    2008 video.

    The  Jewish cemetery of Vishki ( Latvia). The Jewish cemetery of Vishki. Video in May 2008  [May 2013]

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