BIRSTONAS: Kaunas county, Prienai district Print

File:Birstonas COA.gifAlternate names: Birshtonas, Birštonas, Birštonas-Kurortas, Birštono, Birsztany. 54°37' N 24°02' E, 51.5 miles W of Vilnius. This spa town on Nemunas River received its city rights in 1529. The resort founded in 1846 atracted people from Russia, Poland, and Lithuania to sanitoriums for applied mineral water and curative mud procedures. [August 2009]

CEMETERY: information [September 2010]

MASS GRAVES: Near the village of Klydzionys about 0.5 km from the Butrimonys-Pivasiunai road (two massacre sites); 78-79; pic. # 55-56. Source: US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

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