Skaudvilė

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Skaudvilė
City
Skyline of Skaudvilė
Coat of arms of Skaudvilė
Coat of arms
Skaudvilė is located in Lithuania
Skaudvilė
Skaudvilė
Location of Skaudvilė
Coordinates: 55°24′27″N 22°34′57″E / 55.40750°N 22.58250°E / 55.40750; 22.58250Coordinates: 55°24′27″N 22°34′57″E / 55.40750°N 22.58250°E / 55.40750; 22.58250
CountryLithuania
Ethnographic regionSamogitia
CountyTauragė County
MunicipalityTauragė district municipality
EldershipSkaudvilė eldership
Capital ofSkaudvilė eldership
First mentioned1760
Granted city rights1950
Population
 (2005)
 • Total2,081
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Skaudvilė (About this soundpronunciation , Samogitian: Skaudvėlė) is a city in the Tauragė district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 26 km (16 mi) north-east of Tauragė.

History[edit]

During the Second World War, in August 1941, the Jewish community of the town was massacred in a mass execution perpetrated by an einsatzgruppen. 300 Jews were killed.[1]

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