The Memorial at Poligon
Photos taken by Lila Holzman
Copyright © Lila Holzman

The inscription reads:
"Here lie 8000 Jews from Svencionys and its vicinity, who were murdered by
the German Nazis and their local assistants on the
15th and 16th of Tishrei 5702 (October 7th and 8th 1941)."

Stone inscribed with 
the names of some of
the 17 Svencionys area shtetls where Jews 
were murdered. 

Plaques for local Jews
murdered elsewhere whose burial place is unknown.
Stone inscribed with
the names of the rest 
of the 17 shtetls 
where Jews were 



Copyright © 2000 M S Rosenfeld