MACEVA'S ACTIVITY REPORT 2013
GargÅ¾dai Jewish cemetery - there are about 70 tombstones remaining, most are hardly legible. A large portion of cemetery was destroyed during the Soviet Era. The remaining territory is fenced and clean. Some parts of the previous cemetery territory are now part of residential plots.
Vainutas Jewish cemetery â€“ nearly 30 tombstones remain.
Å venÄionÄ—liai Jewish cemetery â€“ The Jewish cemetery in Å venÄioneliai was restored in 2013 by a group of students from the USA, led by Michael Lozman. The cemetery was restored with a help of local municipality and Voluntas organization (Franklin James Swartz). The cemetery has a great metal fence now, all tombstones were cleaned and righted. MACEVA has visited the cemetery and a few volunteers took pictures of every gravestone, we hope to translate all inscriptions and post it to our virtual cemetery database. Thanks to volunteers Greta LukoÅ¡eviÄiÅ«tÄ—, Marius LukoÅ¡eviÄius and Karolis Å alÄiÅ«nas.
PandÄ—lys Jewish cemetery -Jewish cemetery of Pandelys was digitized and cleaned by local schoolchildren. Photos EglÄ— ButÄ—naitÄ—.
UÅ¾paliai Jewish cemetery â€“ This cemetery has now been partially digitized ( thanks to Sandra PetrukonytÄ—, Raimondas Rozluckis, Mantautas Å ulskus, Marius LukoÅ¡eviÄius and Mantas Muckus for assisting in cleaning and taking pictures of tombstones). There are many tombstones remaining. A brief video of cemetery was taken in Autumn â€“ view here.
VilijampolÄ— (Slobodka) Jewish cemetery in Kaunas - the cemetery exists, but is in terrible condition. Some parts of a fence remain visible. The northern part of the cemetery still has many old tombstones, they are located on a hill; forestation has made it difficult to see this surviving area. The cemetery was destroyed during the Soviet era.The cemetery of Vilijampole dates back to XVII-XVIII century - it is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Kaunas.
VilijampolÄ— Jewish cemetery II in Kaunas - cemetery exists, but there are no tombstones remaining only a memorial stone. This is also the Holocaust burial site in the area.
Å½aliakalnis (Greenhill) Jewish cemetery in Kaunas â€“ the area of the cemetery is in poor condition. Half of the cemetery was bulldozed, the rest of territory contains numerous fallen tombstones. The cemetery is the largest remaining Jewish cemetery in Lithuania.
Dotnuva Jewish cemetery - the area is well preserved. The territory is unfenced, but the cemetery is reasonably well preserved; all vegetation overgrowth has been removed, the area is regularly cleaned. It would appear that a local municipality attends to this matter. There are about 50 tombstones remaining.
NemakÅ¡Äiai Jewish cemetery â€“ the cemetery is fenced and preserved, some of the tombstones have fallen.
Jonava Jewish cemetery â€“ the area of cemetery is well preserved by the local municipality.
Linkmenys Jewish cemetery â€“ the cemetery is surrounded by an old stone fence. It is in a poor condition.
PumpÄ—nai Jewish cemetery â€“ the cemetery in PumpÄ—nai is near the main road to PanevÄ—Å¾ys.
Pasvalys Jewish cemetery - although the cemetery in Pasvalys was destroyed during the Soviet period, some fragments of the ohel and gravestones can be found.
Valkininkai Jewish cemetery - the cemetery is the resting place for Jews from Valkininkai, ÄŒiÅ¾iÅ«nai and DegsnÄ— (a well-known Jewish farmers' village).
Pictures sent by colleagues, friends and volunteers
Aleksotas Jewish cemetery in Kaunas (the 2nd active Jewish cemetery in Lithuania) - Photos by Goda VolbikaitÄ— and Svaigedas StoÅ¡kus.
Kamajai Jewish cemetery - pictures sent by DovilÄ— GasiliÅ«nÄ—.
Pakruojis Jewish cemetery - photos sent by Dora and Arnold Booms.
StakliÅ¡kÄ—s Jewish cemetery - photos sent by Dora and Arnold Booms.
Dusetos Jewish cemetery - Photos by Romas JukneleviÄius. Thanks to Sara Weiss-Slep, Olga Zabludoff and Saul Adelman for sharing their pictures and a full documentation of the cemetery. The list of tombstones with translation (provided by Sara Weiss-Slep, Olga Zabludoff and Saul Adelman) will be uploaded soon. .
KupiÅ¡kis Jewish cemetery - pictures added. Thanks to Aaron Hoffman and Saul Adelman for sending pictures.
Salakas Jewish cemetery - thanks to AgnÄ— from Kaunas, who kindly sent us some pictures. Thanks to Saul Adelman for sharing his photos and a burial list.
SkapiÅ¡kis Jewish cemetery - photos, transcriptions and translations were shared by Saul Adelman. More pictures will be uploaded soon.
Palanga Jewish cemetery - Photos by Donatas Gailius.
PapilÄ— - few tombstones remained. The area of cemetery is quite well preserved by a local man, Steponas Adomavicius (Photos taken by Daiva RepÄekaitÄ—)
DÅ«kÅ¡tas Jewish cemetery - - many thanks to Asta ValinskaitÄ—-SmalÄ— for visiting cemetery, taking pictures and a video.
JoniÅ¡kis Jewish cemetery â€“ pictures sent by Clare Dimyon.
Vilkija Jewish cemetery â€“ pictures sent by Svaigedas StoÅ¡kus.
PaÅ¡vitinys Jewish cemetery â€“ picture sent by Ishai Klawansky.
Zarasai Jewish Cemetery â€“ this cemetery has now been partially digitized (thanks to Alexander Karnovsky for taking pictures and transcribing epitaphs).
BirÅ¾ai Jewish cemetery â€“ the cemetery was partially documented this summer by SEFER Center (Moscow) in cooperation with the Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews (Vilnius) and the Municipality of BirÅ¾ai (more about this project read here), some working tools were supplied by MACEVA.