Independent Lithuania 1919 -1940

A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more

Relgious Life
Towards the After Life
Mourner at the grave of Baruch Meitzrovski
The "New" Jewish Cemetery 1915
All that remained of the "Old" Jewish Cemetery picture from the 1930's.
Five gravestones in the Jewish cemetery. Sent to the Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society by Mordkhe Pustapedsky circa 1930.
The grave of Benzion and Zvi Rosenfeld
Gravestone of  Moshe son of Yackov Arie Jachminsky
Rabbi David Matz who died at the age of 39 in 1896
The gravestone of Rabbi Nisn Shapiro. Caption signed M. Pustapedsky,  circa 1930
The gravestone of Rav Eliezer Landau head of the besdin local rabbinical court
A new grave in 1935
Tombstone of Shemuel-Nahum Tavi, , 1933
The "OLD" Jewish Cemetery was situated close to the river but due to flooding it was moved around 1875 as you will see already in the 1930's almost nothing remained. The "NEW" cemetery is situated in Kapu Street.
Funeral leaving the town
Close to the Cemetery
This site was built by Ralph Salinger of Kfar Ruppin, Israel
It is built to the glory of the Jewish Community of Vilkkaviskis
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