Alternate names: Salakas [Lith], Salok [Yid], Soloki [Rus], Sołoki [Pol], Salako, Russian: Солоки. סאַלאָק-Yiddish. 55°35' N, 26°08' E, 26 miles SW of Daugavpils (Dvinsk), 11 miles SSW of Zarasai (Novo-Aleksandrovsk) in Zarasai District. 1900 Jewish population: 1,582.
CEMETERY: JOWBR burial list: Salakas Jewish Cemetery. The cemetery was documented by Regina Kopelovich in 2001, who had to ask the mayor of the town to have it cleared of the underbrush and debris, so that she could read the gravestones and transcribe them with a helper who turned over many stones not standing to be read. Some gravestones remained undocumented because they were too heavy to lift. Most of gravestones did not contain surnames.
MASS GRAVE: Salakas Jewish Cemetery is located 10 km SE of Salakas. A memorial was constructed at the entrance of the forest to commemorate those murdered by their neighbors and buried in a mass grave in a pine forest in the regional park Gražutė by Lake Luodis with two large islands near Salakas. Maria Krane, in memory of her mother-in-law, Rose Krane nee Rachman, who was born in Salakas in 1910 funded the documentation project of burials from 1805 to 1940. Part 1 and Part 2 [March 2009]
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