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Church of Dusetos
Church of Dusetos
Coat of arms of Dusetos
Coat of arms
Dusetos is located in Lithuania
Location of Dusetos
Coordinates: 55°45′0″N 25°51′0″E / 55.75000°N 25.85000°E / 55.75000; 25.85000Coordinates: 55°45′0″N 25°51′0″E / 55.75000°N 25.85000°E / 55.75000; 25.85000
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County COA.png Utena County
Municipality Zarasai district municipality
Eldership Dusetos eldership
Capital of Dusetos eldership
First mentioned 1520
Granted city rights 1950
Population (2005)
 • Total 866
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Dusetos (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in Zarasai district municipality, northeastern Lithuania, 30 km (19 mi) west of Zarasai, near Lake Sartai.


According to the 1923 census, 704 Jews were living in the town. As a result of out-migration in the 1920s and 1930s, the number of Jews in the town decreased to around 500 by 1939[1]. On August 26, 1941, Jews of Dusetos, together with the Jews of Zarasai were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by forces of Einsatzkommando 3, assisted by the Lithuanian police[2]. A monument stands today at the site of the shootings[3].


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