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Alternate names: Lygumai [Lith], Ligum [Yid], Ligumy [Rus, Pol, Ger], Lygumų, Ligumay, Legum, Ligem, Russian: Лигумы. 56°00' N, 23°39' E, 14 miles ENE of Šiauliai (Shavl), 9 miles W of Pakruojis (Pokroi). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), V, p. 229: "Ligumy". 1900 Jewish population: 482. ShtetLink. [March 2009]

CEMETERY: JOWBR burial list. The cemetery is about 2 km outside of Lygumai. Many gravestones were illegible, due to faint or no inscriptions or extreme weathering. Four tombstones that had last names. Thirty-four gravetones had first names. A rock wall surrounds the cemetery on the side of a steep hill. The gravestones are not in straight rows. [March 2009]

HOLOCAUST: At the beginning of July, all the Zagare Jews were relocated to one neighbor­hood in Zagare that was declared a ghetto and cordoned off by an unguarded barbed wire fence. Surviving Jews were brought to Zagare from Kursenai, Papile, Tryskiai, Joniskis, Zeimelis, Kriukai, Radviliskis, Saukenai, Kelme, Tirksliai, Krakes, Joniskelis, Linkuva, Pakruojis, Laukuvas, Lygumai and other places. A total of 7,000 Jews were gathered in the ghetto during this period. [March 2009]

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