Some highlights from prewar Vilna.
The Nazi center for Jewish research and the paper brigade.
A buried courtyard.
And uncovering an escape tunnel.
It belonged to the family of two distinguished Yiddish scholars.
Over 400 years of Jewish history.
The Strashun Library.
Destroyed by Nazis and Soviets.
The lives and achievements of Vilna’s Jews.
Avraham Sutzkever, one of the greatest Yiddish poets of the 20th century, began his literary career in Vilna in the 1930s. After the arrival of. . .
The Jewish Research Institute (YIVO), founded in 1925 in the Polish city known to Jews as Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania), contained the world’s largest archive. . .