VAINUTAS: Klaipeda County, Silute district Print

Alternate names: Vainutas [Lith], Vainute [Yid], Wojnuta [Pol], Wajnutas, Vainuta, Voinuty, Vaynutas, Vainuto, Veinuta, Vonota, Vynota, Russian: Вайнутас. 55°22' N, 21°50' E, 37 miles SE of Klaipėda (Memel), 19 miles WNW of Tauragė (Tavrig), near the former Prussian border. 1923 Jewish population: 384.

  • ONLINE VIDEO: Kaunas 9th forth-Saulenai-Sauliai-Joniskis-Taurage-Vainutas-Silute-Telsiai-Mazheiki-Leckava-Bauska (195KB) - Visit the archives in Kaunas, then terrible Nazi prison 9th fort. See the cemetery in Shavlyan, old synagogues in Shavel, Joniskis, Taurage. Jewish cemetery and famous Yeshiva in Telsiai, listen the interview with the leader of community in Yiddish. Leckava- the cemetery and the town. Bauska- views of the old town and the exhibition "Jews in Bauska" in local Museum. [March 2009]
  • ONLINE VIDEO: Laukuva-Shilel-Bikavenai-Vainutas (207KB) -Very unique wooden synagogue of Laukuva and stoned of Shilel, old buildings, Jewish graves. [March 2009]

MASS GRAVE: Dargiske village, not far from Vainutas township.

Ravines of Siaudvyciai, about 3 km E of Z. Naumiestis; 162-163; pic. # 273 US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 14:19