Commemorating Victims of the Holocaust in Panevėžys

Commemorating Victims of the Holocaust in Panevėžys

The Panevėžys Jewish Community will hold a series of ceremonies on Friday, September 22, to remember the victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Participants will gather at the Sad Jewish Mother monument on Memory Square in Panevėžys located at Vasario 16-osios street next to the Vyturis pre-gymnasium.


2:00 P.M. Opening ceremony, wreath- and stone-laying at the monument, addresses;

2:40 P.M. Travel to the mass murder site in Kurganava Forest where approximately 8,000 Ponevezh Jews were murdered;

3:30 P.M. Travel to Žalioji Forest where approximately 5,000 Ponevezh Jews were murdered;

5:00 P.M. Conference and screening of Holocaust films from Yad Vashem at the Panevėžys Jewish Community located at Ramygalos street no. 18 followed by coffee and tea.

Everyone is invited to attend any and all of these events.