Kruonis

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Kruonis
Town
Kruonis HAE.jpg
Coat of arms of Kruonis
Coat of arms
Kruonis is located in Lithuania
Kruonis
Kruonis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°45′30″N 24°14′40″E / 54.75833°N 24.24444°E / 54.75833; 24.24444Coordinates: 54°45′30″N 24°14′40″E / 54.75833°N 24.24444°E / 54.75833; 24.24444
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County LTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
Population (2011)
 • Total 661
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Kruonis church

Kruonis (Polish: Kronie, Yiddish: קראָן‎, Kron) is a small town, located 37 km (23 mi) east of Kaunas, in Kaunas County, central Lithuania. In 2011 it had a population of 661.[1] The only in the Baltic States Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant (the KPSP) is situated 3 km (1.9 mi) north of Kruonis.

History[edit]

On July, 1941, 19 Kruonis Jews were murdered in a mass execution[2] On August 15, 1941, some Kruonis Jews, mostly men, were taken in the direction of Kaunas and murdered, together with Jews from Darsūniškis, in the Gojus Forest, by Lithuanian nazis from Kruonis. At the end of summer 1941, Rollkommando Hamann and policemen from Pakuonis shot 99 Jewish women, children, and old people from Darsūniškis, Kruonis, and Pakuonis in Darsūniškis. .[3][4]

References[edit]

  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.