Veiviržėnai

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Veiviržėnai
Town
Skyline of Veiviržėnai
Official seal of Veiviržėnai
Seal
Veiviržėnai is located in Lithuania
Veiviržėnai
Veiviržėnai
Coordinates: 55°36′10″N 21°35′30″E / 55.60278°N 21.59167°E / 55.60278; 21.59167
Country  Lithuania
County LTU Klaipėdos apskritis flag.svg Klaipėda County
Population (2001)
 • Total 964
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Monument built to commemorate 500 years Veiviržėnai jubilee

Veiviržėnai is a small town in Klaipėda County, in northwestern Lithuania. According to the 2001 census, the town has a population of 964 people.[1]

History[edit]

In September 1941, 300-400 Jewish women and children were murdered in Veiviržėnai by Germans and Lithuanians collaborators. The Jewish men were already murdered in July 1941, women were kept in the summer in forced labor for local farmers. The priest helped by the mayor tried to stop the massacre but were unsuccessful in stopping the massacre.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 census" (in Lithuanian). Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/#a_atlas/search//page/1/item/170/