Kaniūkai

Kaniūkai (Polish: Koniuchy; Belarusian: Канюхі) is a village in the Šalčininkai district municipality of Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, its population was 125.[1]

Kaniūkai
Village
Kaniūkai is located in Lithuania
Kaniūkai
Kaniūkai
Location of Kaniūkai
Coordinates: 54°16′50″N 25°14′40″E / 54.28056°N 25.24444°E / 54.28056; 25.24444Coordinates: 54°16′50″N 25°14′40″E / 54.28056°N 25.24444°E / 54.28056; 25.24444
Country Lithuania
CountyVilnius County
MunicipalityŠalčininkai district municipality
EldershipGerviškės eldership
Population
 (2011)
 • Total125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

HistoryEdit

Before 1939 Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai) was located in the Lida county of the Nowogródek Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic. It was occupied by the Soviet Union in September 1939 and was transferred to Lithuania according to the Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty. The village became part of the Jašiūnai Municipality, Eišiškės County before the Occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union on 3 August 1940. Later it was briefly part of the German Reichskommissariat Ostland before returning to the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (since 1990, Lithuania).

During World War II, it was the site of the Koniuchy massacre by Soviet partisans which included a detachment of Jewish partisans.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of Lithuania, Saulius A. Suziedelis, page 146-147
  3. ^ Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, John-Paul Himka and Joanna Michlic, pages 339-342