Seirijai

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Seirijai
Town
Seriju baznycia.jpg
Coat of arms of Seirijai
Coat of arms
Seirijai is located in Lithuania
Seirijai
Seirijai
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°13′50″N 23°48′50″E / 54.23056°N 23.81389°E / 54.23056; 23.81389Coordinates: 54°13′50″N 23°48′50″E / 54.23056°N 23.81389°E / 54.23056; 23.81389
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Dzūkija
County Alytus County COA.png Alytus County
Population (2001)
 • Total 933
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Seirijai is a small town in Alytus County in southern Lithuania. In 2001 it had a population of 933.

History[edit]

Alexander Ziskind Maimon, Lithuanian Jewish author and scholar of the Talmud and Mishnah was born in the city in 1809.

On September 11, 1941, 953 Jews from Sierijai were murdered in the Baraučiškės Forest, including 229 men, 384 women and 340 children. The mass execution was perpetrated by Rollkommando Hamann / 1st Battalion 3rd Unit led by Norkus and Obelenis; Lithuanian Activists Front members from Sierijai. 2003 approved Seirijai coat of arms. [1]

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