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Alternate names: Gelvonai [Lith], Gelvan [Yid], Gelvany [Rus], Giełwany [Pol], Gelvonys, Gelvony, Gelvonių, Gelvonis, Gelvonay, Gilvan, Russian: Гелваны. געלוואַן-Yiddish. 55°04' N, 24°42' E, 36 miles NW of Vilnius (Vilna), 13 miles S of Ukmergė (Vilkomir), 10 miles W of Širvintos (Shirvint). 1900 Jewish population: about 450. Yizkor: Lite (vol. 1) (New York, 1951) [March 2009]

MASS GRAVE: Pine forest of Pivonija, about 4 km from Ukmerge; 177-178; pic. # 315-318. September 5, 1941. US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

CEMETERY: Letters from Gelvan. [March 2009]

The cemetery is in a meadow with scarcely more than a dozen stones from what I can tell from pictures. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Cleveland, Ohio has photos. [August 2009]

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