RAMYGALA: Panevėžys Print

Alternate names: Ramygala [Lith], Remigole and  רעמיגאָלע [Yid], Remigola and Ремигола [Rus], Remigoła [Pol], Ramygalos, Remygala, Ramīgala. 55°31' N, 24°18' E, 15 miles S of Panevėžys (Ponevezh) on the banks of the Upytė River, a tributary to the Nevėžis River. Center of an eldership, the smallest administrative division in Lithuania with a small hospital and a library. 1900 Jewish population: 650. 2005 population: less than 1,700 with no Jews.

On July 7, 1941, the Jews of Panevezys were forced into a ghetto confied to several of the town's streets along with Jews from Naujamiestis, Krekenava, Raguva and Ramygala. The entire population of the ghetto was murdered in August 1941.

Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania (Jerusalem, 1996), p 640.
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