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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.