Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius – Page Four
Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius
Photos by Stephen Hartshorne
The city’s Old Town is great for walking.
A door with scenes from the history of Vilnius University, one of the oldest in Europe
The foundation stones of the Holocaust Museum bear the names of people murdered there when it was the headquarters of the Soviet secret police.
Memorial to Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kremer, also known as Vilna Gaon, the saintly genius from Vilnius. Prior to the Nazi Holocaust, Vilnius was known as the “Jerusalem of the North.” Of the city’s 240,000 Jewish inhabitants, only 24,000 survived the war.
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