Jewish Quarter (II)



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The entrance to the courtyard in which the Judenrat (Jewish Council) was located during WWII in the Large Jewish Ghetto in Vilnius

The building of the Judenrat which functioned from September 1941 to September 1943 within the Large Jewish Ghetto that was formed around Rūdninkų Square

Hebrew inscription above the windows on a former Jewish shop


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