Lygumai

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Lygumai
Town
Central square
Central square
Coat of arms of Lygumai
Coat of arms
Location in Lithuania
Coordinates: 56°0′20″N 23°39′30″E / 56.00556°N 23.65833°E / 56.00556; 23.65833
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County Šiauliai County
Population (2001)
 • Total 664
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Lygumai is a small town in Šiauliai County in northern-central Lithuania. As of 2001 it had a population of 664.

History

In the beginning of August 1941, the Jews of the village, about 70-80 men and over 100 women and children were assassinated. The mass execution was perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of German and Lithuanian nationalists.[1]

References

  • This article was initially translated from the Lithuanian Wikipedia.