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Skyline of Žeimelis
Coat of arms of Žeimelis
Coat of arms
Žeimelis is located in Lithuania
Location of Žeimelis
Coordinates: 56°16′N 23°59′E / 56.267°N 23.983°E / 56.267; 23.983Coordinates: 56°16′N 23°59′E / 56.267°N 23.983°E / 56.267; 23.983
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyŠiauliai County
MunicipalityPakruojis district municipality
Capital ofŽeimelis elderate
First mentioned1500
 • Total953
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Žeimelis (formerly: Zaumel) is a town in northern Lithuania, 40 km to the north from Pakruojis, near the border with Latvia. It is a centre of an elderate. According to a census in 2011, Žeimelis had 953 residents.[1]


A school first mentioned in 1596 (at the Lutheran church). Field Marshal Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly was baptized in the Lutheran church on December 27, 1761. High school was established in 1920. Agriculture school founded in 1937.

In August 1941, a total of 160 Jews from Žeimelis were murdered by an Einsatzgruppen. The mass execution was perpetrated by Germans and local Lithuaniens collaborators. After the murders, remaining Jewish property was distributed or sold to local inhabitants.[2]

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  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/#a_atlas/search//page/1/item/100/