Aerial view of Šakiai, featuring the town hall
Coat of arms
Location of Šakiai
|Coordinates: 54°57′N 23°3′E|
|Municipality||Šakiai district municipality|
|Capital of||Šakiai district municipality |
|Granted city rights||1776|
|• Mayor||Edgaras Pilypaitis (LKDP)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Several massacres of Jewish people are alleged to have taken place in Šakiai in World War II, from July to September 1941. The killings are alleged to have committed by an Einsatzgruppen of German SS troops. The involvement of a small number of Lithuanians is also alleged.
In 1921, Zygmunt Kęstowicz, a Polish actor, was born in the town.
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Anne Blejer, Hatte (2013-03-04). "Yitzchak Leib Goldberg". Geni. MyHeritage. Retrieved 2015-01-10.