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Gaon Monument and Great Synagogue
Gaon Monument and Great Synagogue

It is believed that the Gaon of Vilnius lived on Žydų Street 8.

 Jewish Labour Camp
Jewish Labour Camp

This camp is distinguished from the whole world by the fact that, after the war, it was neither destroyed, nor turned into a museum

Holocaust Exposition
Holocaust Exposition

The Holocaust Exposition recounts the culture and history of the once abundant Lithuanian Jews, from their arrival in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to their tragic death during the Holocaust.

Tolerance Center
Tolerance Center

The Tolerance Centre is located in a building which has long been in Jewish hands. After World War I, a professional Jewish theatre was established here, and cultural and social events were held by other organizations.

Visitors Information Centre of the Paneriai Memorial
Visitors Information Centre of the Paneriai Memorial

Paneriai is the site of the largest mass murder organised and executed by the Nazis in Lithuania.

The Big and Little Ghetto
The Big and Little Ghetto

During the Second World War, about 12,000 Jews were forced into the so-called Little Jewish Ghetto (Stiklių, Gaono, Antokolskio, Žydų Str.).

YIVO Quarter
YIVO Quarter

This commemorative plaque gives meaning to YIVO after the building and its institutions in Lithuania were gone in 1940, though YIVO still exists today.

Jewish Cemetery on Olandų St
Jewish Cemetery on Olandų St

This monument, built more than a decade ago, is made of the tombstones once taken from the cemetery and used for the stairs of Mount Taurus in Soviet times.

Jascha Heifetz House
Jascha Heifetz House

The violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz studied at the Vilnius Music School and used to live on the same street as his school was situated, i.e. Vilnius street 27

Jewish Community Centre of Lithuania
Jewish Community Centre of Lithuania

It organises cultural, educational and religious events, and oversees Jewish cultural and historical heritage objects

Vilnius Choral Synagogue
Vilnius Choral Synagogue

The Choral Synagogue is the only synagogue in Vilnius that survived the Second World War without significant damage

Moyshe Kulbak house
Moyshe Kulbak house

The Jewish poet Moyshe Kulbak, who glorified Vilnius in his work, lived in this house in the 1920s

Romai Printing House
Romai Printing House

Over 100 books in Yiddish and Hebrew were published in this printing house

Ona Šimaitė Street
Ona Šimaitė Street

This street was named after Ona Šimaitė, a Vilnius University librarian who helped Jews during the Second World War

 Former Rabbi Board House
Former Rabbi Board House

The Supreme Rabbi board of the Great Vilnius Synagogue was considered one of the most important institutions of the Jewish community and was located in this building

 Monument of the former Jewish Cemetery
Monument of the former Jewish Cemetery

A special monument marks the place where the Jewish cemetery in Šnipiškės once was

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