Žiežmariai

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Žiežmariai
City
Ziezmariai statue of freedom.jpg
Flag of Žiežmariai
Flag
Coat of arms of Žiežmariai
Coat of arms
Žiežmariai is located in Lithuania
Žiežmariai
Žiežmariai
Location of Žiežmariai
Coordinates: 54°48′0″N 24°27′0″E / 54.80000°N 24.45000°E / 54.80000; 24.45000Coordinates: 54°48′0″N 24°27′0″E / 54.80000°N 24.45000°E / 54.80000; 24.45000
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityKaišiadorys district municipality
EldershipŽiežmariai eldership
Capital ofŽiežmariai eldership
First mentioned1348
Granted city rights1501
Population
 (2017)
 • Total3,268
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Žiežmariai (About this soundpronunciation ) is a city in the Kaišiadorys district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Kaišiadorys.

History[edit]

The Jewish population was important in the town since the 16th century and represented 50% of the total population before World War II. In 1941, hundreds of Jews from the city and from nearby villages of Kaisiadorys and Žasliaisont are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an einsatzgruppen of Germans and Lithuanians collaborators.[1]

Žiežmariai has a rare, surviving wooden synagogue.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". holocaustatlas.lt. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Center for Jewish Art (2004). "Preserved Wooden Synagogues in Lithuania". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Retrieved on December 17, 2008.http://cja.huji.ac.il/Architecture/Lithuania/Wooden-synagogues-Lithuania.html

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