Lithuania: archaeologists uncover pre-WW2 shulhoyf in Pakruojis near recently restored wooden synagogue

(JHE) — Archaeologists in recent months discovered elements of the destroyed pre-World War II synagogue complex in Pakruojis, Lithuania, that once had three synagogues anchored by the surviving wooden synagogue (the so-called summer synagogue), which was recently fully restored.

At a presentation earlier this month (that took place in the restored synagogue), archaeologist Ernestas Vasiliauskas, of the Archaeology Center public institution, described the finds, saying that the excavations had established the location and uncovered the foundations of one synagogue, but had failed to locate the small shtibl, or “Tailors’ Synagogue,” that also once stood in the complex. Read more here: