Miežionys

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Miežionys
Village
Miežionys is located in Lithuania
Miežionys
Miežionys
Location of Miežionys
Coordinates: 54°51′30″N 24°53′20″E / 54.85833°N 24.88889°E / 54.85833; 24.88889Coordinates: 54°51′30″N 24°53′20″E / 54.85833°N 24.88889°E / 54.85833; 24.88889
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyVilnius County
MunicipalityVilnius district municipality
EldershipDūkštai eldership
Population (2011)
 • Total92
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Miežionys (Polish: Mieżańce) is a village in the Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, its population was 92.[1]

From 1923 to 1939 the village was located in Wilno Voivodeship, in the north-eastern part of the Second Polish Republic. After the Nazi German and Soviet invasions of Poland in September 1939 the village was transferred to Lithuania according to the Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty.

During the Nazi occupation in World War II the village gave assistance to the Jews organised into food gathering groups sent from the Jewish ghetto in Radun', including those who escaped the German massacre of May 10, 1942. Among them was Leon Kahn, who appeared with his father in Mieżańce (Mizhantz) while wandering around the area. The villagers took them in and gave them food and help.[2] Sarah Fishkin of Rubieżewicze left a diary attesting to repeated acts of kindness by villagers in that area.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Martin Gilbert, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust (Toronto: Key Porter, 2003), p.19.
  3. ^ Anna Eilenberg-Eibeshitz, Remember! A Collection of Testimonies (Haifa: H. Eibeshitz Institute for Holocaust Studies, 1999), pp. 285–306.

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