BAGASLAVISKIS: Gelvonų county., Širvintų district Print

Alternate names: Bagaslaviškis [Lith], Boguslavishki [Rus], Bogoslavishok [Yid], Bogusławiszki [Pol], Bagailaviskis, Bagaslaviskhis, Богуславишки. 55°05' N, 24°46' E, 35 miles NW of Vilnius (Vilna), 12 miles S of Ukmergė (Vilkomir), and five miles east of Gelvonu . 1900 Jewish population: fewer than 200.

Yizkor. Yisker-bukh fun Rakishok un umgegnt (Johannesburg, 1952). Pinkas hfive miles east of Gelvonu a-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania [March 2009]

CEMETERY: Cemetery is very neglected, but has a fence and a sign in Yiddish. Stones are sunken, leaning, torn out, and missing. Used until the Holocaust, site is probably 150-200 years old. About 250 stones are now visible. No caretaker or Jews are in the town. Sympathetic Lithuanian woman (who speaks Yiddish because she worked for Jewish families until the Holocaust) could be used as a contact person: Domicele Kirilova-Kurlaviciene, Kudirkos St. #4, Butrimonis, Alytaus raj., Lithuania [date?]

MASS GRAVES: Forest of Vidzgiris, near Alytus; 74-77; pic. # 48-52. Near the village of Klydzionys, about 0,5 km from the road Butrimonys-Pivalianai (two massacre sites); 78-79; pic. # 55-56 US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. Pine forest of Pivonija about 4 km from Ukmerge. 177-178; pic. # 315-318. Source: US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. YS: Alytaus raj.

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