Kedainiai, Lithuania



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Special Interest Group (SIG) webpage

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) has information and photos of Matzevot for the following cemeteries :

JOWBR Landsmanshaft:Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Queens, USA
Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, USA
Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, USA
Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, USA
Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, USA

Translation of “Keydan” chapter from Yahadut Lita (Lithuanian Jewry), Vol. 3

Translation of the “Kedainiai” chapter from Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Other Links of interest: 

The following Yizkor Book was scanned by The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division..  All the pages can be viewed in the original format:

Ḳaidan : sefer zikaron / ba-ʻarikhat Yosef Ḳrusṭ.

International Jewish Cemetery Project

Report on Kėdainiai the Cemetery

Keidan (Kedainiai)

From "Jewish Cities, Towns, and Rural Settlements in Lithuania:"
Historic-Biographic Sketches by Berl Kagan

Keidaner Landsmanshaft Cemetery Plots in the New York Area:

Chevra Bnei Israel Anshe Keidan (post) – Mt. Hebron Cemetery – Block 57, Path 2

Congregation Bnei Israel Anshe Kadan (post) – Washington (Brooklyn) Cemetery – Section 1, Post 144- Section 3, Post 287

Kedainer Assotiation - Washington (Brooklyn) Cemetery - Section 5, Post 509

Keidaner Association (post) – Montefiore Cemetery - Block 76, Gate 379/S

YIVO Institute has material from the:

Keidaner Association - Record Group: RG 1048

Independent Keidenover Benevolent Association, Inc. of Brooklyn - Record Group: RG 123 – File #: RG 123

Holocaust Education at the Kedainiai Regional Museum


Cultural Diversity

Town                                                                            District                        Province                        Country

Before WWI         c1900       Keidany                       Kovno                          Kovno                           Russian Empire

Between the wars  c1930        Kedainiai                     Kedainiai                                                            Lithuania

After WWII         c1950        Kedainiai                                                                                                 Soviet Union

Today                     c2000       Kedainiai                                                                                                 Lithuania

Jewish Population in  1900 was 3733   

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