Kurkliai

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Kurkliai
Town
Community House
Community House
Coat of arms of Kurkliai
Coat of arms
Kurkliai is located in Lithuania
Kurkliai
Kurkliai
Coordinates: 55°24′40″N 25°04′00″E / 55.41111°N 25.06667°E / 55.41111; 25.06667Coordinates: 55°24′40″N 25°04′00″E / 55.41111°N 25.06667°E / 55.41111; 25.06667
Country  Lithuania
County Utena County COA.png Utena County
Municipality Anykščiai
Population (2011)
 • Total 374
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Kurkliai is a town in Anykščiai district municipality, in Utena County, in northeast Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 374 people.[1] Center of eldership. In town there is Anykščiai Regional Park.

History[edit]

The town had an important Jewish community before World War II. Jews of the town shared the fate of the Jews of Ukmerge and of the surroundings, who were massacred in a mass execution in the Pivonija forest on September 5, 1941.[2] An old wooden synagogue is still standing[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00567d.html
  3. ^ http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/european-routes/wooden-synagogues/19
  4. ^ http://www.hagalil.com/archiv/2005/06/lithuania.htm