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Jonava is a town in the Kaunas District of Lithuania, about 19 miles up the Neris River from the city of Kaunas.

The town has been spelled as

According to Where Once We Walked (Mokotoff and Sack) the Latitude/Longitude is 55' 05" / 24' 17". There are also a variety of similarly named villages in Poland.

History of Jonava

Izchak Judelevitch told the history of Jonava in a chapter of the yizkor book, Yizkor book in memory of the Jewish Community of Yanova.

For a more secular history, see the Wikipedia article on Jonava.

Personal Memoirs of Jonava

Sue Atkinson described her visit to Jonava in the summer of 2000.

Frances Melamed described Jonava in her autobiographical book, Jonava.

Jeanne Ran-Tcharnyi was born in 1920 and moved to Jonava a year later.  She survived the Vilnius Ghetto and Stalin's Gulags.  These are her reminiscences of her early life in Jonava.

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Updated by Peggy Mosinger Freedman, January 1, 2018