My homeland -- land of beauty and poverty.
The queen
has no home, the king has no crown.
There are seven spring days in the year
And cold and rain all the rest.

But for seven days the roses bloom,
And for seven days the dew drops shine,
And for seven days, windows are open.
And all your poor folk stand in the street
And lift their pale faces toward the good light,
And all your poor folk are happy.

The reason behind this project
May the L-rd remember
the souls of the holy and pure ones
who were killed, murdered, slaughtered, burned, drowned, and strangled
for the sanctification of the Name,
because, without making a vow, I shall give to charity on their behalf.

As reward for this,
may their souls be bound in the Bond of Life,
together with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah;
and together with the other righteous men and women in the Garden
of Eden
A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more

Jewish prayer for the Martyers
This site was built by Ralph Salinger of Kfar Ruppin, Israel
It is built to the glory of the Jewish Community of Vilkaviskis
You can contact me with any comments at,il

Let us remember that at the beginning of 1941, around 3,500 Jewish men, women, and children lived in Vilkaviskis. Of these, 3,400 were murdered during the months of July to November of that year. Only 950 have a physical memorial, so 2,450 Jews died with no known memorial - they died without a trace! Hence, this project.