List of villages and towns depopulated of Jews during the Holocaust

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Below is a partial list of selected villages and towns (shtetls) depopulated of Jews during the Holocaust. The liquidation actions were carried out mostly by the Nazi Einsatzgruppen and Order Police battalions as well as auxiliary police through mass killings. The German "pacification" units of the Einsatzkommando were paramilitary forces within the Schutzstaffel, under the high command of the Obergruppenführer. The Einsatzgruppen operated primarily in the years 1941–45.



The following Jewish communities in Lithuania were destroyed during the Holocaust. Note that the list includes places in modern, post-1991 Lithuania, some of which were in German-occupied Poland during the war.[1][2][3][4]





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  1. ^ Katz, Dovid, ed. (2012). "Map of the Jewish Communities of Lithuania: Links to their Holocaust Fate". Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". Vilnius, Lithuania: Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ "International Jewish Cemetery Project: Lithuania". International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. ^ Levin, Dov; Rosin, Joseph, eds. (1996). Lithuania: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Communities from their Establishment until after the Shoah of the Second World War. Jerusalem, Israel: Yad Vashem.

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