Center of the town
|Municipality||Kėdainiai district municipality|
|Capital of||Krakės eldership|
|First mentioned||14th century|
|Time zone||UTC+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.
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. The members of the Einsatzgruppen who committed this crime were Germans from Rollkommando Hamann and Lithuanians collaborators.
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