Plunge, Lithuania



Plungė, Lithuania

Plungė [Lith], Plungiany [Rus], Plungian [Yid], Płungiany [Pol], Pluņģe [Latv], Plungyan, Plungyany, Plungės, Plunjen, Plongė

Russian: Плунгяны. Yiddish: פּלונגיאַן. Hebrew: פּלוּנגֶה.

In NW Lithuania, 16 miles WSW of Telšiai (Telz), 31 miles ENE of Klaipėda (Memel).

Jewish Population: 2,502 (in 1897), 1,815 (in 1923)


Plungiany, Telshi uyezd, Kovno gubernia, Russian Empire


Plungė, Telšiai apskritis, Lithuania

Go to: JewishGen Communities Database

Searchable Databases & additional information

  1. Find other researchers for your shtetl by searching JGFF Town Search

  2. Search Yad Vashem

  3. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  4. Search the Litvak ALD

  5. Check the Cemetery Database

  6. Litvak Portal

  7. LitvakSIG

  1. Yizkor Books (3):

    1. Plungyan: A Memoir (, )

    2. Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Lithuania (Jerusalem, 1996)

    3. Lite (vol. 1) (New York, 1951) 


Other web sites:

Wiesenthal Center

Lithuanian Jews../Memel/Lithuanian_Jews.html
Shtetls Holocaust
List of Shtetls



Yahad interactive map of execution sites of Jewish Holocaust victims, Yahad-In Unum is a French organization conducting research on the Holocaust by bullets throughout Eastern Europe by interviewing eyewitnesses and identifying execution sites. Each village's profile includes video testimonies, archives and photos

Jewish Community of  Plungyan

Description and HistoryHistory.html
Memories of PlungeMemories.html
Research LinksResearch.html
SA PlungianersPlunge_SA.html

Coordinates: 55°55′N 21°51′E

About PlungeWiki.html
2014 PhotosPhotos.html
Bunka Fund Memorial.html
Michael LevittMichael_Levitt.html
History in PicturesLith_Jewry.html
Rabbi MirvishMirvish.html
Mendel KaplanKaplan.html
Bunka TV Bunka_TV.html
Last Jew In PlungeLast_Jew.html
Levitt Visit 2016 Levitt_16.html
Litvish Maps../Memel/Litvish.html
Holocaust Atlas
Ambassador VisitAmbassador.html
Leibas BunkaLeibas_Bunkas.html
Lentin MurderLentin.html
elirab KehilaLinks
Tolerance CentreTolerance_Centre.html
Av HarachamimAv_Harachamim.html
Levitt Visit 2018 Levitt_18.html
Lost Names of Lithuania
Stories by EugenijusEugenijus.html