VEGERIAI: Kovno Print

Alternate names: Vegeriai [Lith], Veger [Yid], Vegeryay [Rus], Wegiery [Pol], Wegeri, Vegerių,  וועגער-Yiddish. 56°24' N, 22°57' E, 35 miles NNW of Šiauliai (Shavl), 12 miles WNW of Žagare (Zhager), on the Latvian border. 1940 Jewish population was 40.  Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIII, p. 186: "Wegiery", #2. [March 2009]

CEMETERY: On the Latvian border, the Jewish cemetery has perhaps 50-60 standing stones. Source: Carol Baker: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MASS GRAVE: Mazeikiai Jewish cemetery; 123; pic. # 165 166 US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

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