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MASS GRAVE: Near the village of Pestinukai, 1.5 km from Krakes at 55°24' N 23°44' E; 101; pic. # 110-111 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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