|SIMNAS: Alytus raj|
Alternate names: Simnas [Lith], Simne [Yid], Simno [Rus, Pol], Simna [Latv], Russian: Симно. סימנע-Yiddish. 54°24' N, 23°39' E, 17 miles SE of Marijampolė, 17 miles E of Kalvarija, 16 miles W of Alytus (Olita). 1900 Jewish population: 493.
ShtetLink [October 2000]
photos. [September 2010]
Cemetery information. [September 2010]
*MASS GRAVE: Wooded area of Kalesninkai, 3 km from Simnas; 78; pic. # 53-54 US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
On September 12, 1941), the death squad under command of B. Norkus shot 414 Jews--68 men, 197 women, and 149 children. [March 2009]
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