Viduklė

Viduklė (Samogitian: Vėdoklė) is a small town in a Raseiniai district municipality, Kaunas County, central-western Lithuania. In 2011, it had a population of 1,678.[1]

Viduklė
Town
VidukleBaznycia.jpg
Coat of arms of Viduklė
Coat of arms
Viduklė is located in Lithuania
Viduklė
Viduklė
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 55°24′10″N 22°53′50″E / 55.40278°N 22.89722°E / 55.40278; 22.89722Coordinates: 55°24′10″N 22°53′50″E / 55.40278°N 22.89722°E / 55.40278; 22.89722
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionSamogitia
CountyLTU Kauno apskritis flag.svg Kaunas County
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,678
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)

HistoryEdit

221 Jews lived in the town according to the 1923 census. The German army entered the town on June 23, 1941 and set up a ghetto to imprison the Jewish population.[2] Starting on July 24, 1941, hundred of Jews living in the city were shot by Germans and Lithuanians collaborators.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 census". Statistikos Departamentas (Lithuania). Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". www.holocaustatlas.lt.
  3. ^ "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". www.holocaustatlas.lt.
  4. ^ "YAHAD - IN UNUM". yahadmap.org.
  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.