Subačius (pronunciation ; Polish: Subocz) is a city in Panevėžys County, northwestern Lithuania. It is located on the banks of the Viešinta River about 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Kupiškis.

A church in Subačius city
A church in Subačius city
Subačius is located in Lithuania
Location of Subačius
Coordinates: 55°46′0″N 24°45′0″E / 55.76667°N 24.75000°E / 55.76667; 24.75000
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionAukštaitija
CountyPanevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County
MunicipalityKupiškis district municipality
EldershipSubačius eldership
Capital ofSubačius eldership
First mentioned1837
Granted city rights1958
 • Total865
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


During World War II, the Jewish community was murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans helped by Lithuanian nationalists. Some Jews were shot dead near the town's railway station. Others were transported to Kupiškis, where they were murdered. 80 people were massacred, a monument was built on the execution site.[1]


  1. ^, Created atEase. "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania".