Raseiniai New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Kaunas County
District
Raseiniai
Settlement
Raseiniai
Site address
The address is that of a school, which was built on the cemetery - Raseiniai School of Technology and Business.
GPS coordinates
55.38461,23.13242
Perimeter length
N/A
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The cemetery site was overbuilt with Raseiniai School of Technology and Business. The original area is unclear, the original photos were taken from a great height and do not show the dimensions well. The area has now been overbuilt and many roads have also changed. Only two gravestones and some fragments have been preserved, they were piled up next to the metal-mesh fence.
Number of existing gravestones
2 (+11 fragments). The preserved gravestones are not in their original place. The gravestones were used to level bombed pits.
Date of oldest tombstone
1923
Date of newest tombstone
1932
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
None.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

According to museum worker, the museum was once a jail, the cemetery was on the side of the jail fence. A photo on the tower shows the jail from the cemetery territory. A photo from a birdseye view marks the jail and where the cemetery used to be. The photos have many marks showing the location of bomb craters.