Pilviškiai

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Pilviškiai
Town
Skyline of Pilviškiai
Official seal of Pilviškiai
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Pilviškiai is located in Lithuania
Pilviškiai
Pilviškiai
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°43′20″N 23°13′20″E / 54.72222°N 23.22222°E / 54.72222; 23.22222Coordinates: 54°43′20″N 23°13′20″E / 54.72222°N 23.22222°E / 54.72222; 23.22222
Country  Lithuania
County Marijampolė County
Municipality Vilkaviškis district municipality
Population
 • Total 1,493
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pilviškiai (Yiddish: פילווישאָקPilveshok) is a village in Vilkaviškis district municipality, in Marijampolė County, central Lithuania.

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In the Jewish world, it was known historically for its learned population [1], served amongst others by Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg.

In August 1941, the Jewish men of Pilviškiai district were shot. The mass murder was perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans and Pilviškiai self-defence police unit. The victims are about 300 to 350 Jewish men and several dozen Soviet activists (including a group of girls from the Communist Youth organization).[1]

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