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  Z A S L I A I,  L I T H U A N I A  
 
 
 
HOLOCAUST - MURDER SITES  
 
 
The Strosiunai (Strashun) Forest
On August 27, 1941 (according to another source, August 28) Jewish men from the Lithuanian towns of Zasliai, Ziezmariai and Kaisiadorys who had been detained for two weeks in a crops warehouse near the Kaisiadorys train station, were placed in trucks and driven to the Strosiunai Forest, three kilometers north of Ziezmariai, near the village of Vladikiskis, where they were shot. The operation was carried out by the German Einsatzkommando 3a unit, commanded by Karl Jaeger with the assistance of the Lithuanian auxiliary police from Kaunas (Kovno).

Courtesy of Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
FILM BY DOV SHINAR - YITGADAL VITKADASH: MEMORIAL STATUTES IN THE STRASHUN FOREST
About the murders in Zasliai, Ziezmariai and Kaisiadorys; The creation of memorial wooden statutes at the murder site; And the destruction of the same statutes
     
 
Semeliskes Vicinity
On September 22, 1941, the surviving women and children from Zasliai were transported to the town of Semeliskes. They were murdered there on October 6, along with local Jews, in a grove 200 meters northeast of the town. According to the Jaeger report, 962 Jews were murdered in Semeliskes. Only three women and two children survived the massacre.

Courtesy of Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
     

 

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