Former Jewish Gymnasium and the Yehuda Leib Peretz Library in Plungė

WORTH VISITING:

 This building is unique in a certain way as it connects two historical memories. It is said that this building was a gift from Lithuanian noble Mykolas Oginskis to the Plungė Jewish community so that the community could open a Jewish gymnasium in this building. 

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BRIEF HISTORY:

During the interwar period, Plungė Jewish community had 6 prayer houses, one yeshiva, a Yiddish and Hebrew language primary school, a Jewish gymnasium, and a library. Now only the building of Jewish gymnasium and library remains. School subjects were taught in the Hebrew language. The library had a huge collection of books in the Yiddish and Hebrew languages.

CURRENT SITUATION:

During the Soviet era, the building became a residential one, however, the exterior only lost some minor details, so its original features can be visible to this day.

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Memorial of victims of the Holocaust in Kaušėnai, 55.921067, 21.783250 

The house of Efrosai (Vytauto str. 14)

Historical Jewish Quarter in Plungė

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