MEMORIALS FOR LITHUANIAN SHTETLS
IN CHOLON, ISRAEL
Photographed by Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan Judith27@aol.com
While walking through the Jewish Cemetery in Cholon, Israel, one can see memorial after memorial to the many Jewish shtetls that were flourishing all over Europe before the Shoah. Among the towns of “Litvakia” for which memorials were erected in Cholon is the shtetl of PLUNGIAN (PLUNGĖ), Lithuania.
In Memory of
The Holy Ones of the Community of
To perpetuate the memories
Of the holy ones of Plungian
Who were slaughtered by the Nazis
and their murderous Lithuanian helpers
And in memory of the inhabitants of the town who fell in the war
against the Nazis
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Jacob Josef Bunka's wood sculptures in the Koshan forest where the Plungyan Jews were shot and buried in 6 mass graves.
Memorial in the killing field.
Yakov Bunka, pictured here, is the creator of these many wooden memorials in Plunge.
These memorials were carved from trees in the woods.
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Jewish Cemetery in Plunge.
Photo taken by Ted Margulis in August, 1994
Jacob Josef Bunka and the memorial stone at Koshan which says: In this place July 1941, the Nazi assassins and their local collaborators gruesomely murdered 1800 Jews from Plunge, children, women and men.
Jacob Josef Bunka with his wood sculptures in the
Koshan forest where the Plungyan Jews were shot
and buried in 6 mass graves.
Bunka arranged for access paths leading to each mass grave. Bunka's sculptures can be seen in the background.
PLUNGE KILLING FIELDS
TAKEN BY SHARON
DATE - Jan 28, 2008
Her album on Lithuania has many amazing photos of other shtetles and Memorials.
Plunge, Lithuania, A monument to the local Jewish community. Credit-Yad Vashem
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