Pasvalys, Panevezys uezd, Kaunas gubernia, Latitude: 56º04' Longitude:
24º24', now in Lithuania (near the Latvian border )
Also known as Posvel, and Posvohl
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The Jewish school 1922 submitter: Moshe Achber


unveiling ceremony for a monument on the mass grave of those who perished


Pasvalys, Lithuania, Students and teachers of a Jewish elementary
school, 1921

#pasv-2a: market day


Members of the He - Chaluts Zionist movement from the pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Pasvalys, on a field trip. Photographed on August 25, 1935.


Members of the He - Chaluts Zionist movement from the pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Pasvalys. Photographed on August 3, 1932.

#pasv-10: Reb Chaim Yitzhak Bielostetzky, the magis from Pasvalys


My grandparents wedding photograph taken about 1925.
Bride & Groom - Rose Cooper/Hussid & Alec Davies/Davidovitch

sitting on front row far left Aida Davidovitch nee Zaporowski. Alec
& Solomon's mother. Her husband Jacob was is not pictured. standing on
the far right Shirley, she was Alec & Sol's sister. There was also
another sister called Dora. Their grandfather HATSKEL DAVIDOVITCH was
linked to the Shtetl PASVALYS as a tax payer & real estate owner.

Danielle Freedman, England


Meir/Meer Chait - father

(my grandfather)

Leye Chait - mother

(my grandmother)

Moshe Chait - son

(my uncle)

Sorah Riva - daughter

(my aunt)

submitted by Carl Blackman


Tauba Achber was born in Pasvalis in 1909 to Aizik and Khaia. Prior to WWII she lived in Pasvalis, Lithuania. During the war she was in Pasvalis, Lithuania. Tauba perished in 1941 in Pasvalis, Lithuania. Mina Achber was born in Pasvalis in 1905 to Aizik and Chaya nee Klivanski. Mina was a dentist. . Mina perished in 8-1941 in Pasvalis, Lithuania at the age of 36. The reports are submitted in 1992 by their brother Moshe Achber in Tel Aviv
Mina Achber was born in Pasvalis in 1905 to Aizik and Chaya nee Klivanski. Mina was a dentist. . Mina perished in 8-1941 in Pasvalis, Lithuania at the age of 36.


Avraam Achber was born in Pasvalis in 1913 to Aizik and Chaya nee Klivanski. He was a watchmaker. Prior to WWII he lived in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Kaunas, Lithuania. Avraam perished in 1944 in the ninth fort, Kaunas, Lithuania at the age of 31. This information is based on a Page of Testimony from 1992 submitted by his brother Moshe of Tel Aviv

#pasv-17: front #pasv-8:back


My uncle; Dr. Baruch Baumslakas/ Baumshlag (born in Dvinsk, June 1899), my aunt Sonje (nee Nichamovsky of Mariampol, born in 1900) and cousins Jechiel Fima (born in 1923) and Malka (born in 1932) .

Dr. Naomi Baumslag


Picture dedicated to "our Teacher" from Yosef, Zecharia, Zee'v and Rachel Klonentov:




My grandparents Bluma Leah and Moshe Gork (credit Leon Gork)


1926: The fifth graduating class of the school in Pasvalys


Students of the elementry Jewish school in Pasvalys in the 1920s


Pasvalys 1929


1927 The sixth graduating class of Pasvalys Hebrew school


Pasvalys, 1925; Keren Kayemet for Israel committeee


The Hebrew school in Pasvalys


Pasvalys 1925



My mother is in the second row, the third from the right. my uncle is in the bottom row, second from the left. It looks like my mother's sister Shana Aiskowitz Shachter may also be in the picture on the top row, third from the left. Shana emigrated to Israel in 1937 as part of a Zionist group. My mother survived the war and went to the US with my father in 1949. They were married in 1941 in the Siauliai ghette. My uncle and his wife Raja Blank, also survived (not sure what town she is from), married after the war emigrated to Israel and later to the US.

Betty Klear


E-Memel Klaipeda 1929 members of Hakshara from Posvol

-- http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Pasvalis/album/slides/E-Memel%20Klaipeda%201929%20%20members



Hebrew Day School for the names go to http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Pasvalis/album/slides/E-P-01-Description-orig.html


1939; a Zionist committee of Al Hamishmar in Pasvalys http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Pasvalis/album/slides/E-P-11.html


Zionist Youth "The forest Unit"


Aiskowitz family .

Top row from left:
Shana Aisikowitz, Uncle Louis Aisikowitz Kessler, Taube Aiskowitz, Aunt Fannie Kessler,
Etta Aisikowitz Glick (killed in 1941), Moishe Glick (killed in 1941)

Front Row from left

Grandmother Baila Gita Zadikowitz, Grandmother ?,
grandfather Chaim Leib Aizikowitz,


Jewish children in Pasvalys before the war. credit; Mark Melmed


Jewish Clock Shop - Pasvalys
Credit; Mark Melmed mmelmed1@verizon.net

Pavalys, Jewish, wedding
Pavalys, Avram, Ester, Garnum
Pavalys, Chana, Garnum, Chaim Zvidgel


A Jewish wedding just before the war.


A photograph of Avram and Ester Garnun


Chana Garnun with her husband Chaim Zvidgel and the family.

Pavalys, Chaia, Lean, Ruchman, Khaia, Leyka, Rokhman, Khaim, Ester, Ruth Yoresh
Pavalys, Ester, Garnun, Magidowitz, Yerachmiel, Yitzhak
Pavalys, Gork, Leon, Manke


Chaia Lea Ruchman (Khaia Leyka Rokhman was born in Pasvalis in 1918 to Khaim and Ester. Khaia perished in. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her niece Ruth Yoresh


Ester Garnun Magidowitz (the submitter if the picture as well as
many other pictures on this site) next to the graves of her father-
Yerachmiel and her grandfather- Yitzhak , after the war.


The Gork family in a wedding. Leon Gork wrote "...My father,
Manke, is the one with the hat on the right second row..."

Pavalys, Lithuania, Lurie, Moshe, Garnun
Pavalys, Lithuania, Hashomer, Hatzair, Youth Movement


The engagement party of Rachel Garnun and Wolf Kubilyn ( They both
perished in Pasvalys in 1941)


Pasvalis, Lithuania, The Lurie family with Moshe Garnun, before the war.


Pasvalis, Lithuania, Members of Hashomer Hatzair youth movement, 1934.

Pavalys, Mohse, Aron, Ita, Chana, Rachela, Kubilun
Pavalys, Lithuania
Pavalys, Lithuania


Moshe Aron, Ita, Chana and Rachela Kubilun before the war.


Pasvalis, Lithuania, A group photograph, before the war.
Belongs to collection: Thirty photographs of residents of the town of
Pasvalis, Lithuania, before the war
Origin:???? ???????? ?????


Pasvalis, Lithuania, A group photograph, before the war.

Pavalys, Lithuania
Pavalys, Lithuania, Youth


A group photograph, 1932


A group photograph of Youth in Pasvalys, 1931.


A group photograph, before the war.

Pavalys, Lithuania, children
Pavalys, Lithuania
Pavalys, Lithuania, Rachel, Garnun, Kubilun, Moshe


Pasvalys, Lithuania, A group photograph of children, before the war.


A group photograph, 1933


Pasvalys, Lithuania, Rachel (nee Garnun) Kubilun with her son Moshe
Aron, before the war.

Pavalys, Sara, Garnun, Moshe Weitzman
Pavalys, Lithuania, Gork
Pavalys, Yehuda, Arie, Weitzman


Sara (Garnun) and Moshe Weitzman with their children, before the war.


Pasvalis, Lithuania, The Gork family


Yehuda and Arie Weitzman.

Pavalys, Yehuda, Arie, Weitzman


Yehuda and Arie Weitzman with their mother, before the war.




Pasvalys, Lithuania, Teachers and students of a Jewish elementary school, 1920.
Belongs to collection:
Yad Vashem Photo Archive
Moshe Achber


Pasvalys, Lithuania, An unveiling ceremony for a monument on a mass grave.
Belongs to collection:
Yad Vashem Photo Archive
Sheina Gertner Shachar


a memorial plaque for the Jews of pasvalys who perished in 1941
Belongs to collection:
Yad Vashem Photo Archive
Moshe Achber ( taken in 1982)



Yafa Bek was born in Pasvalys in 1910 to Dvora and Shmuel Miller
One out of 13 children, 4 of her brothers perished in the holocaust
She passed away in Zofit in 1985.


Tauba Achber was born in Pasvalis, Lithuania in 1909 to Aizik and Khaia. Prior to WWII she lived in Pasvalis, Lithuania. During the war she was in Pasvalis, Lithuania.

Tauba was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by her relative, Moshe Akhber



Chaya Achber nee Klivanski was born in Linkuva, Lithuania in 1885 to Josef. She was a housewife and married to Aizik. Prior to WWII she lived in Pasvalis, Lithuania. During the war she was in Pasvalis, Lithuania.

Chaya was murdered in the Shoah.


Khaia Agulneek nee Rabinovitz was born in Posvol, Lithuania in 1899 to Moshe and Hinda. She was a housewife and married to Yitzkhak. Prior to WWII she lived in Posvol, Lithuania. During the war she was in Posvol, Lithuania.

Khaia was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by her brother, Mordekhai Rabinovitz


Avraam Achber was born in Pasvalis, Lithuania in 1913 to Aizik and Khaia nee Klivanski. He was a watchmaker. Prior to WWII he lived in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Avraam was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his brother, Moshe Akhber



Mina Achber was born in Pasvalis, Lithuania in 1905 to Aizik and Khaia nee Klivanski. She was a dentist. Prior to WWII she lived in Pasvalis, Lithuania. During the war she was in Pasvalis, Lithuania.

Mina was murdered in the Shoah.
This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by her brother, Moshe Akhber


Yitzkhak Agulneek was born in Kamajai, Lithuania in 1899. He was a rabbi and married to Khaia. Prior to WWII he lived in Posvol, Lithuania. During the war he was in Posvol, Lithuania.

Yitzkhak was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his brother-in-law, Mordekhai Rabinovitz


Azriel Asher Sachar and Kayla Keila Sachar



Pessa Tzeirif nee Nakan was born in 1912. She was a housewife. Prior to WWII she lived in Pasvalys, Lithuania.

Pessa was murdered in the Shoah. 





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 Devastation of the Jews from Posvol and nearby
shtetlach (Yanishkel, Vashki, Linkuva, Salat, Vabolnik)

by B. Reinus in Lite

Translated by Dr. Sonia Kovitz
Posvol was a terrible graveyard not only for the local Jews but for all their fellow children of Israel in the surrounding shtetlach. (The following is based on information supplied by Taibe Aizikovitch-Gutman and Moshe Gutman, both from Posvol, now living in Philadelphia.)

As yet isolated arrests (Chane Akhbar, Meir Binder, Yankl Milman) took place on the morning of June 27, 1941 when the Germans marched into Posvol. A week later (July 4) the arrests of hundreds of shtetl Jews began. Some of the captured Jews were imprisoned in jail and some in a shop for selling rye that belonged to Yoel Farber. One night two policemen (Lithuanian partisans) and two Germans came and demanded that young Jewish girls be handed over to them. By means of a large bribe this calamity for Jewish children was narrowly averted.

A few days later the arrested Jews were taken in two transports to the jail in Shavl. Some of the women were freed and of these the majority returned to Posvol, where they were later murdered. Of the women who remained in Shavl a small number were ultimately saved.

Around July 15 the [people in the] Posvol ghetto were shot. The area of the ghetto included half of Birzer Street up to Leib Milner (Balishker's) house and all of Polevener Street.

One day the virsheitis [town-elder] Maldutis came to the ghetto and announced that anyone giving gold and money would be sent to a camp from Popovesse to work. The few who believed in this speech had their money and jewelry taken by the bandits and then were brought back to the ghetto.

For the short time that the Posvol ghetto existed, people ate food distributed by a ghetto-cooperative managed by the local rabbi, Rav Yitzhok Agulnik.

A few weeks before the liquidation of the Posvol ghetto, Jews from various surrounding shtetlach were sent there. Among the persons from Yonishkel were the Todes sisters, Dr. Lichtnshtein, the Asch family (the husband was shot in Yanishkel), Moshe-Aharon Zlot, Reuven Zlot's daughter-in-law, and others.

The Yonishkelers reported the khurbn [destruction] in Linkuva, which was among the first of the kehillot [Jewish communities] to be slaughtered. Immediately in the first days of the German occupation, the Linkuva partisans with the police chief Petreitis incharge locked up Jewish males in a stable. Some of them were shot and the rest were transported to Shavl. Also the wives and children of the men who were shot were murdered, later in a camp behind Linkuva.

One of the Linkuva partisan-leaders, Pavilis Ratshis, was later “promoted” to the office of “Plenipotientiary for Jewish Affairs” in the Shavl ghetto. He caused grave difficulties for several Linkuva Jews who were in the Shavl ghetto, and denounced Barkum, Girsh and Blumenson as Communists. They were temporarily saved by this calumny but later they were murdered.

Among the murdered from Pumpian were: Chana Kramer (“The Innkeeper”) and her family, Ester Milner, the Segal family and others.

Among the persons transported together from Vashki were: the family of Shmuel Katz, Hirsh Katz, Dorfan Trapide, Motl Galin, Tose (Dovid Balsher's aged mother-in-law), Chaim-Shloime (the Vashki shammas) and others.

From the arrested Jews of Salat the names of the following Jews are remembered: Avraham Chait, Chaim Shvidgal, Motl Lurie, Ida Chait, B. Volpe, Musnson, Novishets – all with their families.

Among those brought from Vabolnik were: Chaim Kruk, Ben-Tsion Davimos, Abba Stolier, the Levin brothers – all with their families and other Jews.

A bizarre occurrence took place among the Jews from Vabolnik – certainly not for the first time in Lita: over 40 Jews from Vabolnik converted to Christianity in hopes of saving themselves in this manner from the hands of the German-Lithuanian butchers. The Jews who decided on this terrible step in order to save their families deliberated long and painfully. They tried to find a protector among Rambam (Maimonides) and other brilliant scholars, and tried to reason with each other that they were only going to change their faith for appearances' sake “until this passes” and then they would become Jews again. They rummaged around in the history of the marranos and asked each other: aren't we marranos no less than our fellow Jews of former times in Spain? And with a bitter spirit they set out on the bitter path of apparent conversion.

Here it should be noted that the priest from Vabolnik who administered baptism to these Jews knew very well that the conversion was only temporary. He himself emphasized to the Jews that he wanted not to “capture any souls” but was only counseling them for conversion in order thus to save them from death.

The converted Jews were taken to Posvol along with the other Jews from Vabolnik. For a period of time they were held separately and thought that their conversion would perhaps save their lives. At the last moment, however, they were driven out with the other Jews to the slaughter.

On August 27 the Jews from the ghetto were ordered to assemble in the bes medresh (which was located outside the boundaries of the ghetto). A sham order was given that they were being taken to work and had to bring all their things along with them. Later the men were separated from the women and children, who were taken away to the Lithuanian school on Vilner Street.

On that same day the martyrs were taken into a grove of [… trees] four kilometers from Posvol. The Lithuanian partisans carried out the slaughter under the direction of the Germans, who stood nearby. At the last moment the following managed to escape death: Anna Maras (now in Vilna), Tana Balan and Tsippa Davidovitch (both now in Posvol) and both the Todes sisters from Yanishkel (now in New York).

Here it is worth mentioning an interesting fact on whether or not the Posvol Lithuanian city government officially took part in exterminating the Jews of the Posvol ghetto. They debated and discussed the matter exactly as if it concerned paving a little bit of street with cobblestones or handling dog license fees – and they decided, yes, murder them all!

The names of the following Lithuanian hooligans who especially “excelled” in violent deeds should be recorded for future generations and also perhaps for revenge. Petras Bieluskas and Veitkus (a shoemaker) came to loot the home of Leib Aizykovitch and killed his wife Beila Gitta. Strazdas Yuazas (a tailor) and Metskus beat people to death on the transports to Shavl. Ignats Ogentas, Gudas Leonas, Antanas Birkuskas, Yanas Vilimas, Visatskis and others inflicted atrocious tortures on Jews. They and still others killed approximately 1600 Jews from the beautiful communities of Posvol and approximately 300 dear Jews (many of them shot on the spot) from the surrounding shtetlach mentioned above.

Among the small number of Lithuanians in the region who risked their life and saved Jews is Baniolis. He hid three Jewish girls for three years in a stable and provided them with food. His name should be recited with honor.

Pasvalys from the net;
A town in the north of Lithuania at the confluence of Levuo and Svalia
rivers. It is the centre of an administrative district with a
population of 9.700. Historically Pasvalys is known since the end of
the 15th century, when in 1497 a privilege allowing construction of a
town was issued. In 1557 three treaties signed in Pasvalys by the
Grand Lithuanian Duchy and the Livonian Order exerted a positive
influence on the development of the township. The district has a local
spa, namely the Valley of the Levuo river, with is rich in springs of
sulphate mineral water. 1962 saw the establishment of a balneological
clinic there. The town is located on an area rich in thick layers of
gypsum. It happens sometimes that water washes out part of such gypsum
layers and pits, of up to 3 - 5 hectares appear making up small lakes.
PASVALYS REGION extends in the middle Lithuania lowland which is a
part of large Ziemgala lowland. First settlements of the region are
mentioned in the 13 th century. Area of Pasvalys district is 1289 sq.
km., population – 37,2 thousand, 11 country – side districts. There
are seven parks preserved by the state. The largest of them are
Joniskelis park and a young one – Pasvalys park which has some
ensembles of wooden sculptures and a large sports complex. On the
eastern outskirts of the town there is a Kryziu Slenis (Valley of
Much attention in the region is paid to agriculture. It was back in
1810 that a school with the teaching of agronomy rudiments was
established. There is a centre of scientific research – Joniskelis
experiment station, also Agricultural crops sorts research station in
Staciunai. There is a Joniskelis special agricultural school.

LANDSCAPE. The surface here was scraped off and evened by the movement
of glaciers 2 million years ago. Well remaining are old mounds of
Migoniai, Azuolapamuse by the Musa.

A glacier mass of some two km thickness moved with pauses of 200-300
years. During such "stopovers" it made a huge ravines with some
smaller appearing on them. After the glaciers melted, a big lake was
formed. Its distinct banks – Linkuva crest and Daujenai hills. Water
washed through the northern bank of the lake and escaped to the
direction of Latvia. A large flat – bottomed ravine was left with its
surface being only 16 meters above sea level in some places.

Caves. At the ground of that huge lake – almost like a sea – layers
clay were put together. They form the foundation of the present
fertile loamy soils. Insertions of gypsum were also formed which start
to melt after receiving surface water (rain or snow). After their
melting cavities are formed. The "ceiling" of there cavities – the
earth's surface above them – is to sink into quite often. Hollows of
funnel shape are formed which are called "smegduobes" ("sink-pits") by
the native people. They can be dry or water – bearing, turning into
little lakes (nature gave Pasvalys region not a single genuine lake!).
the most picturesque sink – pits became monuments of Lithuanian
geography. One of them is in Pasvalys, on the left riverside of Levuo,
it is called "Zalsvasis saltinis" (Greenish spring).

Dolomite exposure. One of famous geological monuments of this region
is Stipinu dolomite exposure, known as "Skaliu kalnas". Actually, it
cannot even be considered a mountain or hill; it is simply a steep
slope of right Musa river side nearby Stipinu village in Pasvalio
regional municipality. Steep dolomite rock, horizontally cracked, is 5
meter high, while the rest of the rock is hidden under relatively thin
clay layer.

Rivers. Two still plain rivers run through the region – Musa and
Levuo. There are few woods in the region – only 17 percent of the
territory (27 percent average in Lithuania). However, farming lands
come to 76 percent (58 percent in the Republic). Arable land – 55
percent (38 percent in the Republic). Diary and meet cattle – rearing
Musa River is an ancient trade water – way.

PASVALYS is the centre of the district. Pasvalys City makes up 680
hectares, population – 9,7 thousand.Pasvalys is a town near the big
highway "VIA BALTICA", by its section Panevezys - Riga.

Founded in 1497, Pasvalys Town lies at the confluence of Levuo and
Svalia Rivers, at the very bottom of Central Lowland which sinks 1
centimetre every year but, fortunately, does not cause any danger.

The old Pasvalys is a formerly wooden thatch-roofed township,
including a manor. In the town remained an old-style twisting Svalia
street. Besides, it is a radial-type town, with the chief streets
running the old street, formerly the market place located near the

The Catholic St.John Church was rebuilt several times, although the
exterior took the present shape in 1787. The 1935-built palace of high
school had been named after a famous railway and construction engineer
Petras Vileisis.

Monuments In the town. Dedicated to Vileisis, famous railway and
bridge building engineer stands near the gymnasiums and created by
the famous Lithuanian sculptor Vincas Grybas
Dedicated to the bookcarriers (people who spread Lithuanian books when
czarist rule banned the Lithuanian language) of Pasvalys region and
stands at the beginning of Kalno street

Business. The Municipality focuses on agriculture, and indicates dairy
farming and cattle breeding as dominating branches. The 1810-founded
school offers elementary agriculture training. There is a scientific
research centre-Joniskelis testing station, and agricultural crops
testing station in Staciunai. The district also has a high agriculture
The main enterprises are: Pasvalys Cheese Enterprise, Joint – stock
company Pasvalio Ziemtiekimas- agriculture and agritechnical company
and Joint – stock company Pasvalio Melioracija- drainage company.

Relations. The Municipality maintains relations with the Commune of
Glotene (Sweden), Gunds Commune (Denmark), Drangedal and Bamble
Communes (Norway) and Van de Ville and Levin Towns (France).


P. Avizonio g. 3, 5250 Pasvalys,
tel. 370 451 50345, fax. 370 451-50367
40 beds: single rooms - 6, double - 11, triple- 4.
Party hall of 50 places

Skilinpamusis village, Salociu seniunija , LT – 5259 Pasvalys reg,
(nearby the Latvian frontier)
tel. 370 451 40555, fax. 370 451 40545
3 rooms – 7 places

Balsiai Watter- Mill, tel. 370 451 50345.


Cafe Svaja, Vytauto Didziojo a., LT – 5250 Pasvalys, ph. 370 451

Cafe Pas Dziuga, Palevenės g. 7, LT – 5250 Pasvalys.


Nature spots

SKALIU KLANAS (dolomite exposure), Joniskėlio sen, Stipinų village,
the right bank of Musa River.
BALTASIS (Barklainiai) MINERAL SPRING, Daujėnų sen, Barklainių
ŽALSVASIS SPRING, in Pasvalys city,on the left bank of Lėvuo
BIRZAI REGIONAL PARK, some part (Tatula river landriver before Musa
River floating) depend to Pasvalys Region.
protection a vale of shallow flood land of very winding of Pyvesa
PETRAIČIAI STOUN – Geological monument of republic significance,
Daujenai sen.
in Pasvalys

The Museum of History in the Secondary school of P.Vileisis and Art
The village of Mr.A.Stapulionis - the exposition of concave stouns
and millstouns. Levens 2, Pasvalys.
The Monument dedicated to the bookcarriers.
The showroom dedikated to Lithuanian poet M.Katiliskis at City Library.
The monument to 500 foundation of Pasvalys stands on the confluence
of Levuo and Svalia Rivers.
The group oak sculptures of mithological heroes in the Pasvalys
Park`s , at the end of Nepriklausomybes Street.
in Joniskelis

The monument to Lithuanian writer G.Petkevicaite-Bite
The exposition of G.Petkevicaite-Bite in the secondary school.
The Church of St.Trinity.
The Historical Museum in Joniskelis Higher agritechnical school.
A former Minor House of Karpiai family, pesent the administration of
Joniskelis Agricalture Institute.
in Salociai

The Land Museum and Art Gallery in the Secondary School.
Skilinpamusio Minor House, Salociai, Pasvalys reg.
next to highway

Balsiai Water-Mill, near Skeriai village, Pasvalys reg. tel. 370451
Pumpenai Wind Mill, Pumpenai village, Pasvalys reg.
Gulbinenai Minor House in Krincinai, about 10km fom Pasvalys.



Pasvalys Land Museum.

P. Avizonio st. 6, Pasvalys, Llithuania
Tel./ fax 370 451 34096
E-mail : pakm@post.omnitel.net
WWW : http://muziejai.mch.mii.lt/Pasvalys/pasvalio_krasto_muziejus.htm
Memorial Museum of E. Matuzevicius

Zalgirio st. 42, Krincinas, Pasvalys district
Tel. 370 451 442226

Traditional Events`2001 in Pasvalys Region
May month - Events grant for 10 years of a Friendship of Norway-
May 21- The Norwegian exhibition.
June - 3rd Weekend - The Summer Festival in the Pasvalys` City Park.
20, June - The Poetry Party Kriscino Verdenes (The Whirlpool of
August - 3rd Weekend - The Autumn Market in Pasvalys` Main Square.
6, December - The Commemoration 500 year of Pasvalys Foundation in
Pasvalys` Land Museum and in the Palace of Sport and Culture

Municipality of Pasvalys Region
Vytauto Didžiojo a. 1,
LT – 5250 Pasvalys,
Tel./ fax. 370 451 34446/ 34233, 34235
Mayor Mrs. Albertas J. Petronis
E-mail: pasvalys@lsa.lt

Police Commisariat of Pasvalys Region
Vilniaus g. 12, T – 5250 Pasvalys,
tel. 370 451 34468

The Post of Pasvalys Region
Vilniaus g. 3, LT – 5250 Pasvalys , tel./fax. 370 451 52996

SaloÄ?iai border crossing point
GrenstalÄ—s k., SaloÄ?ių pÅ¡t., LT – 5259 Pasvalio raj., tel./fax.
370 451 52975

Pasvalys Hospital
Joniškėlio g. 1, LT – 5250 Pasvalys,
tel. 370 451 34435, fax. 370 451 34067

Lietuvos taupomasis bankas -Pasvalys branch of Lithuanian Taupomasis
Vilniaus g. 11, LT – 5250 Pasvalys, ph./ fax. 370 451 34065
E-mail: info@ltb.tdd.lt

LŽŪB - Pasvalys branch of Lithuanian Agriculture Bank
Vilniaus g. 9, LT – 5250 Pasvalys,
tel.370 451 34354, fax.370 451 34103
E-mail: lzub-info@lzub.lt

Snoras - Bank Snoras
Gėlių g. LT – 5250 Pasvalys
E-mail: info@snoras.com

Vilniaus bankas - Birzai branch of Vilnius Bank
Vytauto Didžiojo a. 6, tel. 370 451 34443
Fax 370 2 626 557
E-mail: vb.02@omnitel.net

Lietuvos Draudimas - insurance company
Vilniaus g. 7, LT – 5250 Pasvalys,
tel. 370 451 34169

Lindra - insurance company, operated by PanevÄ—zys branch
Vilniaus g. 39, LT – 5250 Pasvalys,
tel./fax. 370 451 51210

Preventa- insurance company
Biržų g. 2, LT – 5250 Pasvalys, tel. 370 451 52989


Pasvalys Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Information Centre of the Pasvalys Land Museum
P. Avizonio st. 6, Pasvalys
Tel./ fax 370 451 34096
E-mail : pakm@post.omnitel.net
WWW : http://muziejai.mch.mii.lt/Pasvalys/pasvalio_krasto_muziejus.htm

 From: Eli Goldstein <eligold@virtual-ventures.co.za>
Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM
Subject: [safrica] Pasvalys/ Poswohl on 101.9 ChaiFM

Tomorrow night - Saturday 7th February, on the radio show "The Yiddish Thing - Life in the Shtetl" I will be dealing with two major topics:

1) An interview with Veronica Belling re her latest book on Yiddish Theatre in South Africa

2) An interview with Dr Isaac Abramowitz who was born in Poswohl and his son David who has visited there.

Listeners outside the Johannesburg covergae area of 101.9FM can hear the show through audio-streaming on the website www.chaifm.com

e-Mails to info@chaifm.com

Eli Goldstein


Pasvalys Family Trees

The Tuch Family from Pasval, Lithuania;
The Rode Rhode Rhodes Roddy Family
The Shohen ( Sochen Shochen Socken ) Family
The Nakan ( Nackan & Nacken ) Families
Tsemakhovich Cemachovitz Abramson Abrahmson Tree