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Monument in Klydžionys Village

Burial places, Alytus district

On September 9th the year 1941, in the villages of Klydžionys and Trakininkai, Jewish people were murdered (they had been brought from the neighbouring towns of Birštonas, Butrimonys, Punia and Stakliškės). The killings commenced at the time of sunset and continued without stopping until midnight. The killed Jewish people were buried in the mass graves with a 600 m distance between them. In total 740 persons were murdered. On the site of the mass grave, a monument has been erected in the village of Klydžionys. 

Author of photograph B. Malaškevičiūtė