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Kretingos rajono turizmo informacijos centras

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Vilniaus g. 2B, Kretinga
Tel. +370 445 73 102
tic@kretingosturizmas.info
Darbo laikas:
I-IV 8.00-17.00
V 8.00-15.45
(Pietų pertrauka 12.00-12.45)
KRETINGA su sukiu 3

Kretinga synagogue site

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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The Jewish community built its first wooden synagogue at the site at the end of the 18th century. The synagogue wasfirst mentioned in written sources in 1802. During a fire in 1854, it burned, and in 1860 the community built a bricksynagogue and beth midrash (a school that also served…

Kretinga Old Town site

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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From 1609 to 1961, the old city marketplace was in Rotušės square, in which well-attended markets and fairs were held. Jewish traders lived around the marketplace and in the surrounding main streets in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the buildings burned during the 1941 fire.Of the remaining…

Laukžemė old Jewish cemetery

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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A Jewish community lived in Laukžemė from the latter half of the 17th century. In the 18th century, despite the community’s move to the nearby growing town of Darbėnai, the community continued to bury their dead until the 19th century in the Laukžemė Jewish cemetery.A surviving marker with an epitaph…

Salantai Old Jewish Cemetery

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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The cemetery was established at the end of the 18th century and was in use until June 1941. The Jewish residents of Salantai were buried there. In June andJuly in 1941, Jews who died in the ghetto or in freedom were buried in the cemetery.The cemetery is located on the…
Joskaudai hillfort, also knows as Joskaudai sacred hill, stands in Tenžė rivulet valley.Supoosedly ancient Curonians sacrificed here to the gods. The victims were burnt on Altar stone. Stone dissapeared in 1940.Story tells that a very beautiful manor drowned to the hill, left only hollow where sometimes imps are dancing.At this…

Kretinga Jewish Newtown site

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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The Kretinga Jewish community settled in Jewish Newtown in the latter half of the 18th century, in the area betweenthe city of Kretinga and the village of Kretinga, by the road leading to Klaipėda on an island in the valley of the Akmena River. The city watermill and 14 houses…

Kretinga firm "Taicas ir Šeras" factory building

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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The former house at this site belonged to businessman Enik Sher (died in 1936). A residential house stood by the street, and a factory building stood deeper in the property by the Akmena River. In the factory, there were the various industrial companies of the firm "Taicas ir Šeras": the…

Salantai site I of mass killings of Jews and grave

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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At this site, German SS personnel and Lithuanian auxiliary police arrived from Kretinga on 10 July in 1941 and shot todeath more than 150 men of the Salantai Jewish community. The site of the mass killings lies uncultivated.The site is marked by a small concrete marker with a stone memorial…

Kretinga ritual Jewish bath house

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:10
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A Jewish bath house property at this site was mentioned in documents dating from 1879 to 1889. It is thought that the Kretinga Jewish community’s ritual bath house (mikveh) that stood here first was wooden, and at the beginning of the 20th century a brick house was built. The building…