Current name: Dotnuva. Alternate names: Dotnuva [Lith], Dotnovo [Rus], Datnovo [Rus?], Dotneva [Yid], Dotneve [Yid?] Datnów [Pol], Datnuva, Datnovo, Dotnava, Datneve, Datnove

Dotnuva is a small town in central Lithuania, in the Kaunas Gubernia. The Datnowsky family originally came from Dotnuva, and got its name from that town.

The population in 1897 was 616, with 233 Jews (38%).

According to jewishgen.org:

Around 450 Jews lived (in Dotneve) before WWI, in 1923 there were 204, and before the Holocaust there were around 60. The sources of income included commerce, shopkeeping, tanning, and out of town businesses 2.

In 2003, the population of Dotnuva was 775 according to Wikipedia.

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Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 2014