Semeliškės

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Semeliškės
Town
Skyline of Semeliškės
Official seal of Semeliškės
Seal
Semeliškės is located in Lithuania
Semeliškės
Semeliškės
Location of Semeliškės in Lithuania
Coordinates: 54°40′08″N 24°39′22″E / 54.66889°N 24.65611°E / 54.66889; 24.65611Coordinates: 54°40′08″N 24°39′22″E / 54.66889°N 24.65611°E / 54.66889; 24.65611
Country  Lithuania
County Vilnius County
Municipality Elektrėnai municipality
Eldership Semeliškės eldership
Population (2001)
 • Total 660
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Semeliškės is a town in Elektrėnai municipality, Vilnius County, east Lithuania. According to the 2001 census, the town has a population of 660 people.[1] The town has a church of Catholics and Orthodox church of St. Nicolas.

Its alternate names include Sameliškės, Semelishkes, Semelishkis, Semeliškių, Sumelishki, Sumilishki, Siemieliszki, and Sumiliszk.[2]

History[edit]

Memorial at the execution site of the Jews of the town.

On October 6, 1941, 962 Jews of the town were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of local policemen and Lithuanian nationalists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vilniaus apskrities kaimo gyvenamosios vietovės ir jų gyventojai (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. 2002. ISBN 9986-589-85-1. 
  2. ^ United States Board of Geographic Names - Semeliškės. Accessed January 23, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/#a_atlas/search//page/1/item/127/

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