Leipalingis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Leipalingis
Town
Leipalingio baznycios varpine.jpg
Coat of arms of Leipalingis
Coat of arms
Leipalingis is located in Lithuania
Leipalingis
Leipalingis
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°05′10″N 23°51′40″E / 54.08611°N 23.86111°E / 54.08611; 23.86111Coordinates: 54°05′10″N 23°51′40″E / 54.08611°N 23.86111°E / 54.08611; 23.86111
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Alytus County COA.png Alytus County
Municipality Druskininkai municipality
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,552
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Leipalingis is a small town in Alytus County in southern Lithuania. In 2011 it had a population of 1,552.[1]

History[edit]

The village had an important Jewish community before World War II[2] On 9 September 1941, 155 men, women and children were murdered[3] by Lithuanian guards in a mass execution close to the Catholic cemetery next to the Seira river.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pinkas Hakehillot Lita: Leipalingis". jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". holocaustatlas.lt. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  4. ^ "kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/leipalingus/". kehilalinks.jewishgen.org. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.