Jonava Cemetery

We catalogued the old Jewish Cemetery in Jonava, Lithuania on July 4, 2001. Regina Kopilevich read the stones aloud, and I wrote the information down. There are probably many errors of transcription, and no effort was made to be consistent with the spellings of the names.

The entire cemetery has been reset--the stones are in straight rows, but they are not in their original positions. I have heard the estimate that only one third of the original stones are left, but I have no proof of that.

Some of the stones are in excellent condition. Others are worn with the years, and some have been recently vandalized.

I did my best with the transcriptions and the dates, but it is possible (even likely) that there are errors. If you find an error, please let me know and I will do my best to correct it.

Most of the stones do not include surnames. To make your search easier, I have listed all inscriptions both alphabetically by first name and by date. The dates were written in Hebrew and Regina converted them as we worked. The dates that were difficult to read are grouped together at the end of the list.

A list of surnames is also included.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

List of all Gravestones by Given Name

List of all Gravestones by Date of Death

List of Surnames Appearing on Graves

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Updated by Peggy Mosinger Freedman, May 2, 2002