KURKLIAI: Kovno Print

Alternate names: Kurkliai [Lith], Kurkil [Yid], Kurkle [Pol], Kurkla, Kurkliai 2, Kurkliai II, 55°25' N, 25°07' E, 8 miles S of Anykščiai (Aniksht), 18 miles NE of Ukmergė (Vilkomir). 1900 Jewish population: 257. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, pp. 894-895: "Kurkle". ShtetLink. [March 2009]

Little wooden shul at the edge of the complex has two stories and is set among allotments and used as a barn. There is a Holocaust memorial to the 2-3000 Jews killed in 1941. Source: Dr. Saul Issroff, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CEMETERY: Aniksht and Kurkil Cemeteries are neatly fenced at the top of a hill under three feet of overgrowth. Tombstones are largely legible. Most are only patronymic. The more important personages have letters cut deeper into the stones. There is a lot of natural weathering. Many stones were stolen. The same has occurred in the Catholic cemetery. Source: Dr. Saul Issroff, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [date?2000?]

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2009 12:28