Salant, Lithuania


Jewish Community of Salant

Salantai, Lithuania

Salantai [Lith], Salant [Yid], Salanty [Rus], Sałanty [Pol], Selent, Sałantaj, Skilándžiai, Salantų, Salantay, Salontā

Russian: Саланты.

In NW Lithuania, 27 miles WNW of Telšiai (Telz), 18 miles NE of Kretinga.

Jewish Population: 1,106 (in 1897)


Salanty, Telshi uyezd, Kovno gubernia, Russian Empire


Salantai, Kretinga apskritis, Lithuania

Go to: JewishGen Communities Database

Location: Latitude 56' deg 4', Longitude 21 deg 34'

  1. 107 kilometers (67 miles) West of Siauliai

Background Information

Click for Article on Salant by Joseph Rosin (Haifa, Israel). English Edited by Fania Hilelson-Jivotovsky.

Click for Partial Emigration List Compiled by Elaine Cohen

Please contact Elaine Cohen for corrections and additions to the chart.

Searchable Databases

  1. Find other researchers for your shtetl by searching JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)

  2. Search Yad Vashem

  3. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  4. Search the Litvak ALD

  5. Check to see if there is a Yizkor book

  6. Check the Cemetery Database


Other web sites:

Wiesenthal Center

The original ShtetlLinks site compiled by the late Joseph Rosin z”l and webmaster Joel Alpert

It was originally created on 21 November 2001 and last updated on 15 June 2009

Copyright © 2001 - 2009 Joseph Rosin

Coordinates: 56°04' N, 21°34' E

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