BAISOGALA: Siauliai County, Radviliskis district Print

Alternate names: Baisogala [Lith], Baisegale [Yid], Beisagola [Rus], Bejsagoła [Pol], Baisagole, Beisogala, Beysagola, Baysogala, Baisogalos, Russian: Бейсагола. בייסעגאָלע- Yiddish. 55°38' N, 23°43' E, 26 miles NNW of Kėdainiai (Keidan), 26 miles SE of Šiauliai (Shavl), 15 miles SSE of Radviliškis (Radvilishok), 9 miles S of Šeduva (Shadeve). 1897 Jewish population: 634. Yizkor: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania (Jerusalem, 1996). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, p. 125: "Bejsagoła". [March 2009]

CEMETERY: on the way to Grinkiskis on the banks of a river. Half flooded by a dam. About 30 stones of which 15 are readable.

MASS GRAVE: Near the village of Pestinukai, 1.5 km from Krakes [Kriūkai, out of town on September 5, 1941]; 101; pic. # 110-111. Source: US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.

At the end of August 1941, Jews from the surrounding villages of Baisogola, Gudziunai, Grinkiskis, and Pociueliam were brought into Krakes. On September 2, 1941 (10 Elul), all these Jews were marched to the village Pestinukai 1.5 kilometers from Krakes where they were shot by local Lithuanian residents from Krakes. 448 male Jews, 476 female Jews and 221 Jewish children were murdered. [March 2009]

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