Tirksliai, Mazeikiai Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Telsiai County
District
Mažeikiai
Settlement
Tirkšliai
Site address
Just north of the bridge over the river Venta on Sedos street there is a right hand turn onto a small wooded area, with a sign about the Holocaust and WWII. The cemetery is located just before the bend in the road at the end of the straight.
GPS coordinates
56.28762,22.33641
Perimeter length
100 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The site is surrounded by a metal-mesh fence about 0.5min height.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is slightly overgrown by grass and there is heavy foliage covering the site. The existing fencing is crooked and there are visible graves outside the fenced territory. The history is provided in the photos.
Number of existing gravestones
10 (tombstone bases). The preserved gravestones remains are mossy and half immersed into the ground. There are no visible dates. There are concrete gravestones remaining outside the fenced area.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is a memorial dedicated to the cemetery.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview