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Vilkija is situated in the Kaunas district municipality, Lithuania. It is located 25km north-west of Kaunas. It's right on the north side of the river Nemunas, the most important river in Lithuania.EtymologyThe name of Vilkija originated when people living on the opposite side of Nemunas heard the packs of wolves howling in the surroundings of the place where contemporary Vilkija is situated. From then on, this land is called Vilkija and this name may have been derived from words vilkų gauja meaning a pack of wolves.HistoryDuring summer and fall 1941, mass executions of 800 Jews was perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans and Lithuanian nationalists. Murdered Jews were from Vilkija and nearby villages.Famous People Folklorist Antanas Juška (1819–1880) lived in Vilkija 1862-1864. In the end of 1863 one of the revolt leaders Antanas Mackevičius (1828–1863) was captured close to Vilkija and later taken to Kaunas to be executed. Writer Petras Cvirka (1909–1947) studied in Vilkija 1922-1926.Vilkija is in Kaunas County. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Vilkija and add them to your vacation plans using our Lithuania trip planner.
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