Telz, Lithuania


Telšiai, Lithuania

Telšiai [Lith], Telshi [Rus], Telzh [Yid], Telsze [Pol], Telsche [Ger], Telši [Latv], Telšē, Teltsch, Telshe, Telschi, Telsh, Telshie, Telšių, Telz

Russian: Тельши. Yiddish: טעלז.

Former uyezd capital, in NW Lithuania. 99 miles NW of Kaunas (Kovno), 42 miles W of Šiauliai (Shavl).

Jewish Population in 1900: 3,088


Telshi, Telshi uyezd, Kovno gubernia, Russian Empire


Telšiai, Telšiai apskritis, Lithuania

Go to: JewishGen Communities Database

Location: Latitude 54 deg 46', Longitude 22 deg 53'

  1. 150 miles (240 km.) Northwest of Vilnius (Vilna)

Link to large scale Map

Background Information

Click for Article on Telz by Joseph Rosin

English edited by Sarah and Mordechai Kopfstein

Article: Telshe - 120 Years Since the Founding of the Yeshiva

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

It was originally created on 1 October 2001 and last updated on 30 June 2014

Copyright © 2001 - 2014 Joseph Rosin



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Jewish Community of Telz

Lithuanian Jews../Memel/Lithuanian_Jews.html
2014 PhotosPhotos.html
Litvish Maps../Birzai/Litvish.html
Joseph Rosin../Memel/Joseph_Rosin.html
About TelsiaiWiki.html
Coordinates: 55°59' N 22°15' E
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