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Commemoration of Jewish Victims

Memorial commemorating the Jews of Rokiskis, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Memorial commemorating the Jews of Rokiskis, Mount Zion, Jerusalem YVA, Photo Collection 4702/5 Plaque on the monument at the Velniaduobe Woods murder site Plaque on the monument at the Velniaduobe Woods murder site Jewish Cemeteries and Monuments of Lithuania (USSR,, 1991) Producer: Boris Kaplan
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After the war, Jewish survivors from the towns and villages in the vicinity of Rokiskis erected monuments over the mass graves in the Velniaduobe Woods and the Antanase Forest.
Along with a Star of David, the plaque on the monument erected in the Velniaduobe Woods bore the following inscription, engraved in Yiddish and Lithuanian: “At this site on August 15-16, 1941, Hitler’s murderers and their local collaborators cruelly murdered 3,207 Jews – children, women and men. May their memory be blessed”.
Along with a Star of David, the plaque on the monument erected in the Antanase Forest bore the following inscription, engraved in Yiddish and Lithuanian: “Here the blood of 1,160 Jews – children, women and men – was shed, cruelly murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators in 1941". In 1952, former Jewish inhabitants of Rokiskis published a Yizkor (memorial) book through the Rakishker Landsmanshaft in Johannesburg (South Africa), edited by Melech-Bakalchuk-Felin.
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Commemorative visit to the Velniaduobe Woods murder site, 1991
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Commemorative visit to the Velniaduobe Woods murder site, 1991
Jewish Cemeteries and Monuments of Lithuania (USSR, 1991)
Producer: Boris KaplanYad Vashem, The Visual Center V685
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