Krakės

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Krakės
Town
Center of the town
Center of the town
Coat of arms of Krakės
Coat of arms
Krakės is located in Lithuania
Krakės
Krakės
Location of Krakės
Coordinates: 55°24′30″N 23°43′30″E / 55.40833°N 23.72500°E / 55.40833; 23.72500Coordinates: 55°24′30″N 23°43′30″E / 55.40833°N 23.72500°E / 55.40833; 23.72500
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
MunicipalityKėdainiai district municipality
EldershipKrakės eldership
Capital ofKrakės eldership
First mentioned14th century
Population
 (2011)
 • Total841
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Krakės (Polish: Kroki) is a small town in Kėdainiai district, central Lithuania. It is located on the Smilgaitis River. In the town there is a Catholic church, convent, secondary school and post office.

History[edit]

On September 2, 1941, 1,125 Jews from Krakės, Baisogala, Dotnuva, Grinkiškis, Gudžiūnai and Surviliškis were murdered at Peštinukai village, about 1.5 kilometers from Krakės.[1] The members of the Einsatzgruppen who committed this crime were Germans from Rollkommando Hamann and Lithuanians collaborators.

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