Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius – Page Four

Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius, Page Four

Photos by Stephen Hartshorne

The city's Old Town is great for walking.
The city’s Old Town is great for walking.
Shop window
Shop window
A door with scenes from the history of Vilnius University, one of the oldest in Europe
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.
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
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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