Cemetery statistics #lithuania

Abramson, Arthur

Here is another example of the fate of a Jewish cemetery in Lithuania.
Several years ago I visited Shaki (Sakiai) in the old Suwalki Guberniya.
All the gravestones in the jewish cemetery had been taken away not by
the Nazis but later by the Russians, who wished to use the land for, I
believe, an agricultural testing station. Under pressure >from the Jewish
community in Vilnius, the cemetery was ultimately released. It now has a
memorial tablet and, I think, a fence. Not having any possibility of
finding the graves of my forebears there was a great disappointment.

Arthur S. Abramson
Mansfield, Connecticut

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