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Alternate names: Kriukai [Lith], Kruki, Круки [Rus, Pol], Kruk [Yid], Kryukyay, Kryukay, Kriukų, Kriokā. קרוק-Yiddish. 56°18' N, 23°49' E, 32 miles NE of Šiauliai (Shavl), 9 miles ENE of Joniškis (Yanishok).

HOLOCAUST: At the beginning of July, all the Jews were relocated to one neighbor­hood in Zagare, which was declared a ghetto and cordoned off by an unguarded barbed wire fence. Surviving Jews were brought to Zagare from Kursenai, Papile, Tryskiai, Joniskis, Zeimelis, Kriukai, Radviliskis, Saukenai, Kelme, Tirksliai, Krakes, Joniskelis, Linkuva, Pakruojis, Laukuvas, Lygumai and other places. A total of seven thousand Jews were gathered in the ghetto during this period. [March 2009]

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