Vilnius

Antakalnis Cemetery

  Karių Kapų 11     18 Feb 2019

Dating back more than two centuries, this fascinating cemetery is the final resting place of all manner of past inhabitants of the city. Find among many other highlights Polish soldiers' graves, Tartar graves complete with Islamic symbols, a ghastly Soviet memorial encasing the final resting places of Soviet Lithuania's dignitaries, graves of the various Lithuanians who died during the struggle for independence in 1991 and an area surrounded by a small concrete wall containing the remains of the Napoleonic soldiers discovered in the city in 2002.
 

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09.07.2010
Eva Snead

I visited the Antakalnis Cemetery, this May of 2010, and found it to be a typical lovely old European cemetery. I have many ancestors buried there, among them, with a last name of: Bohuszewicz. My father's family lived in the area of Antakalnis for five centuries, and the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was the family church. Unfortunately, unlike the Rossas Cemetery, the Antakalnis Cemetery office has started removing the old graves and replacing them with new ones. I'm in the hard process of obtaining information on how to save the old graves. Information regarding the saving of the old graves is much appreciated. Thank you.
13.09.2009
Irene mcKay

I visited this cemetry in July on the anniversary of the murders of the border guards. i was pleased to see all of their graves were adorned with fresh flowers showing their sacrifice had not been forgotten.I found the cemetry very interesting because there were graves of people from so many different countries - Polish graves, French graves, Russian graves.Many of the headstones in the cemetry were really beautiful. i especially liked some of the carved wooden ones.
14.11.2008
Father Richard R. Kramer

This is a superb summary! I found this cemetery to be an awesome summation in many ways of the recent history of Lithuania, especially its abuse by the Communists! I agree with the review above and concur.
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