Alternate names: Papilė [Lith], Popelyan [Yid], Popelyany [Rus], Popielany [Pol], Popelian, Papilės, Popyle, Russian: Попеляны. פּאָפּעליאַן-Yiddish. 56°09' N, 22°48' E, 25 miles NW of Šiauliai (Shavl), 24 miles ENE of Telšiai (Telz). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VIII, p. 784: "Popielany". This town in the southern part of Akmene region was mentioned in the written sources starting 1253.
HOLOCAUST: At the beginning of July, all the Jews were relocated to one neighbourhood 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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