Troškūnai

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Troškūnai
City
Centre of Troškūnai
Centre of Troškūnai
Coat of arms of Troškūnai
Coat of arms
Troškūnai is located in Lithuania
Troškūnai
Troškūnai
Location of Troškūnai
Coordinates: 55°35′10″N 24°52′10″E / 55.58611°N 24.86944°E / 55.58611; 24.86944Coordinates: 55°35′10″N 24°52′10″E / 55.58611°N 24.86944°E / 55.58611; 24.86944
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County COA.png Utena County
Municipality Anykščiai district municipality
Eldesrhip Troškūnai eldership
Capital of Troškūnai eldership
First mentioned 1696
Granted city rights 1956
Population (2008)
 • Total 504
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Troškūnai (About this sound pronunciation ) is the second smallest city in Lithuania. It is located 14 km (8.7 mi) west form Anykščiai.

History[edit]

The birthplace of Lithuanian lexicographer and writer Konstantinas Sirvydas is nearby the city. The city was established in 1696 by Władysław Sokołowski, who brought there Bernardines, founded a church and a monastery. Recently the buildings were returned to the Bernardine monks, who established the International Centre of Youth there.

On July 10, 1941, local Lithuanian nationalists killed 8 or 9 Jewish men on the premises of the local school. In mid-July 1941 5-6 Jewish men were shot at the Jewish cemetery by Troškūnai members of the Lithuanian Activist Front.[1] In August, 1941, the remaining Jews of Troškūnai (about 200 people) were transported by white armbanders to the Panevėžys ghetto. There on August 23, 1941, they were murdered along with Jews from the city of Panevėžys and its surrounding areas in a mass execution.[2]

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