WYLKOWYSZKI, now Vilkaviskis

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vilkaviskis

One of several items posted to the US in March 1916. 

Vilkaviškis is located 25 km northeast of Marijampolė, on River Šeimena. The city got its name from the Vilkauja River, a tributary. The town was the scene of a successful counter-attack by the Panzers in autumn 1944, the aftermath was the scene of several propaganda photographs in which the name of the town was featured

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Old Vilkovishk, showing the old synagogue in the background