Bazilionai | Šiauliai

A Jewish family native to Šiauliai with their son Liolis. They were all killed in Bazilionai. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum - Personal photo of the witness / An synagogue old building in Bazilionai. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum Eugenija S., born in 1927. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum Eugenija S., born in 1927. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum The Yahad team with the witness figuring out where the Jewish family was executed. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum The Yahad’s team recording the GPS coordinates of the mass grave site. ©Markel Redondo/Yahad - In Unum

Execution of Jews in Bazilionai

1 Execution site(s)

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Witness interview

Eugenija S.: "Lithuanian partisans registered all the Jews and arrested them in their homes. Everybody knew each other, they knew how many children Jews had had, they couldn’t hide.
Y.U.: What happened to all the Jewish furniture and the victims’ other belongings?
Eugenija: "They just left it behind. Other people moved into their houses. Some valuables were sold in the barn. In one of the homes they set up the office of local administration. There was a barn in the village and they took the Jewish valuables there and sold them. It took about a month to sell it all. Local administration officers might have taken some of the belongings." (Eyewitness n°30 of an execution of one Jewish family, met in Bazilionai, on December 02, 2013)

Historical note

Bazilionai is a village in Šiauliai County in northern-central Lithuania.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

There is no information available about the shootings in Bazilionai. In general, it is known that arrests and mass murders of the Jews started right after the German occupation in June 1941. The executions were carried out by Germans and Lithuanian white armbanders.

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