SETA: Kaunas countricty, Kedainiai dist Print

Alternate names: Šėta [Lith], Shat [Yid], Shaty [Rus], Szaty [Pol], Shet, Shod, Shot, Sheta, Šieta, Šetos, שאַט-Yiddish.  55°17' N, 24°15' E, 11 miles E of Kėdainiai (Keidan), 20 miles W of Ukmergė (Vilkomir), 30 miles NNE of Kaunas (Kovno). 1900 Jewish population: 1,135.map and photos of beit midrash. Yizkors: [March 2009]

CEMETERY: Cemetery in 1937tombstones in the Seta Jewish Cemetery: The cemetery was destroyed "by the communists in 1949, who transported the tombstones from the cemetery across the Obelis river to use in building the foundation of a collective farm. The farm is now abandoned and in ruins and there is no evidence at all that what is embedded in the concrete was once the Seta Jewish tombstones. In order to reach the collective farm from Seta, one has to cross a bridge consisting of two narrow tubes and no handrail." Cemetery today with memorial to the Jews of Shat murdered in the Holocaust. [March 2009]

Cemetery information. [September 2010]

MASS GRAVE: Kedainiai, near the airport, at the river Smilga; 100 pic. # 107- 108 US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 September 2010 18:05