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Alternate names: Pušalotas [Lith], Pushelat [Yid], Pushelaty [Rus], Puszołaty [Pol], Pishelot, Pushlat, Pusholaty, Russian: Пушелаты. פּושאַלאַט-Yiddish. 55°55' N, 24°15' E, 13 miles NNW of Panevėžys (Ponevezh), 12 miles SSW of Pasvalys (Posvol). Yizkors: The life and death of a shtetl (, 2000); Perkei Yaldut (Israel, 1990); Lite (vol. 1) (New York, 1951); Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania (Jerusalem, 1996). 1900 Jewish population: 920. [March 2009]

CEMETERY: "I found the cemetery in June 1993. It is practically in someone's backyard. I paid to have the cemetery cleaned up. The villager doing the cleaning dug up about fifty gravestones buried next to the cemetery. I saw these in May 1995. He said another fifty gravestones were still buried. I gave him additional money to dig those up. Today, 2002, there are about 150 gravestones in the cemetery. Unfortunately, many of them are illegible, broken, and in poor condition. Time and the weather have taken their toll. The cemetery is located in the rear of a house located at Panevezio Str. 19 in Pusalotas. You have to walk through the yard of the house in order to reach the cemetery. Beware of the cow manure in your path!! " Source: Howard Margol, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [2002]

UPDATE: Yizkor translation site contains current photos of the town. [July 2002]

UPDATE: JOWBR burial list: Jewish Cemetery [March 2009]

MASS GRAVE: On July 1, 1941 between 250 and 300 Jews lived in Pusalotas, about 40% of the population. The Lithuanians murdered some of them there; and the Nazis forced the rest into Panevezys ghetto. In September-October 1941, they were murdered in Pajnoste Forest outside of Panavezys. [March 2009]

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