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Alternate names: Ignalina [Lith], Ignalino [Pol, Rus], Ignalin, Ignalinė, Ėgnalėna, Russian: Игналина. Belarusian: Ігналіна. איגנאלי -Yiddish. 55°21' N, 26°10' E, 14 miles N of Švenčionys (Sventzian), 25 miles ESE of Utena (Utiyan). Jewish population: 9 (in 1866), 593 (in 1925). Yizkor: Sefer zikaron le-esrim ve-shalosh kehilot she-nehrevu be-ezor Svintsian, (Tel Aviv, 1965). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), III, p. 246: "Ignalin" #3. Under Russian rule in the 19th century, a railway line built from St. Petersburg to Warsaw via Vilnius. Ignalina became an important railway station in the 1860s, triggering dynamic development in the lake filled region. During World War I, Germany required that another railway line be built from Ignalina towards the front line. The greater part of the area belonged to Poland after WWI, with a small section given to Belarus. During the inter-war period, the City had a population of 510. Materials stolen in the Holocaust from the 150 Jewish families that lived in Ignalina before the war, who were murdered together with all the Jews of Svencionys district on October 7-8, 1941 [March 2009]

CEMETERY: There is an ancient Jewish cemetery near Lake Palaukinis in the vicinity of Ignalina. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Hove UK

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