Marcinkonys is a village in Varėna district, Lithuania, located
south-east of Merkinė. It is the administrative center of the Dzūkija National
Park and Čepkeliai Marsh. According to the 2001 census, it had 765 residents.
The settlement is known since 1637, when it was a camp of foresters. It began
growing after completion of the railway station for the Warsaw – Saint
Petersburg Railway in 1864. During the Holocaust, the village had the Marcinkonys
Ghetto for the Lithuanian Jews. Some Jews escaped during the liquidation of the
ghetto and managed to survive the war