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Alternate names: Šiluva [Lith], Shidleve [Yid], Sidlovo [Rus], Szydłowo [Pol], Šilava, Šidlavas, Šidlava, Šėlova, Shiluva, Shidlovo, Shidlova, שידלעווע- Yiddish. 55°32' N, 23°14' E, 12 miles NNE of Raseiniai, 28 miles S of Šiauliai (Shavl). Yizkors: Yidishe Shtet, shtethlekh un dorfishe yishuvim in Lite: biz 1918: historish-biografishe skitses (New York, 1991) and Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania (Jerusalem, 1996). Jews first settled in Shidleve in the 18th century and engaged in commerce, light labor, and agriculture. In the 1850's several Jewish colonies were founded nearby on free land from the Czarist government. In 1847, 245 Jews lived in Shidleve, in 1897 there were 506, 365 in 1923, and about 250 in 1939. [March 2009]

CEMETERY: I was there in June 2007 and took photographs. We think Tytuvenai/Siluva cemetery was shared because it was between the two towns and was the only one we know of. There were many very weathered stones in a good sized field. Linda Morzillo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [July 2007]


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