Town History

The Holocaust 

Memoirs & Stories




History of the Jewish Community

Jewish Religious Life

Family Research

Photo Gallery

 News and Events








The JewishGen Lithuania Database is a multiple-database search, which incorporates databases containing 600,000 entries from Lithuania. This multiple database search facility incorporates all of the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Yizkor Book Necrologies, HaMagid Lithuanian Donors 1871-72, HaMagid Lithuanian Donors 1871-72, HaMelitz Lithuanian and Latvian Donors, 1897 Census for Lithuania, Lithuania Internal Passports, 1919-1940, 1897 Census for Lithuania, LitvakSIG Revision Lists, LitvakSIG Tax and Voters Lists, LitvakSIG Directories Kelme Database, and much more. The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly

.Search the JewishGen Lithuania Database
The URL:



As part of the Yizkor Books Project, has a link to an extensive work in translation on Jewish Life in Lithuania: Translation of Lite, Edited by Dr. Mendel Sudarsky, Uriah Katzenelenbogen, J. Kissin and Berl Kagan, Published in New York, N.Y., 1951 : 

This work in translation also has a chapter on Mazeikiai, written by 'Josephus,' and translated by Judie Ostroff Goldstein and Dr. Sonia Kovitz. 
See wpe19.jpg (8357 bytes)
See also the Yizkor Book Project page : 


Link to :  

Yad Vashem home page

 The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names : (in HEBREW:)  OR (in ENGLISH:)!ut/p/.cmd/cl/.l/en  for example, typing Mazeikiai in the 'Location' search window will produce over 1000 names of victims from Mazheik 



Link to The Jewish Agency for Israel (Department for Jewish Zionist Education) :



Links relating to Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Mazeikiai (and elsewhere): Anti-Semitism raises its ugly head again in Mazeikiai.



Link to the official Lithuanian site commemorating the Shoah : For details on how to use this site, see Shalom Eilati's message (#22) in the Guestbook 

Link to Mazeikiai Historical Museum webpage:*&Type



Link to the YIVO Archives:

People of a Thousand Towns

Link to the YIVO Online Photographic Catalog : There are 7 scenes photographed between 1930 - 1939, mainly of children. In order to view, one must register his/her particulars, click on 'Search Catalog' and enter Mazeikiai, Lithuania.



Researchers are advised to list their surname/town interests in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) : see 

List of Archives for researchers : from the Family Research page



Homepage of the Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel:


List of mass murder sites (see Mazheik):


Trigor's book in the HUJI library catalog (Hebrew and English):


The Gallery "Jewish Heritage in Regional Museums of Lithuania"
includes pictures of Mazeikiai and some Families, taken from the book: "Mazeikiai
1968-1920" Photos, ed. B.Radziunas, A.Stanacius, MM 13969/1.



Mazeikiai page in the ShtetlSeeker-Town Search section of JewishGEN:

Mazeikiai page in the Shtetls of Lithuania section of the LitvakSIG site
(hosted by JewishGEN):


1928 Mazeikiai Movie at YouTube, filmed by Wolf Rabiniwitz , son of Tuvia and Frida Rabinowitz of Mazeikiai, Lithuania. Wolf emigrated to the United States in 1915. In July 1928, bringing an early movie camera, he returned to visit his family in Mazeikiai. The 19 min. movie filmed by him can be watched at YouTube at the following link:


This page is hosted at no cost to the public by JewishGen, Inc., a non-profit corporation. If you feel there is a benefit to you in accessing this site, your JewishGen-erosity is appreciated. Kindly link to :

Compiled by Raymond Ravinsky
Updated: March, 2009
Copyright © 2009 Raymond Ravinsky

  Link to : ShtetLinks Directory

Link to : Jewish Gen Home Page