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Vilnius Small Ghetto

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Vilnius Small Ghetto

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Basic Information

Location 54°40′47″N 25°17′11″E
Country Lithuania
City Vilnius
Address Stiklių, Gaono, M. Antokolskio, Žydų Streets

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 54.6797,25.28661



Summary

The Vilna Ghetto, Vilnius Ghetto or Wilno Ghetto was a World War II Jewish ghetto established and operated by Nazi Germany in the city of Vilnius in the territory of Nazi-administered Reichskommissariat Ostland. During roughly two years of its existence, starvation, disease, street executions, maltreatment and deportations to concentration camps and extermination camps reduced the population of the ghetto from an estimated 40,000 to zero. Only several hundred people managed to survive, mostly by hiding in the forests surrounding the town, joining the Soviet partisans, or finding shelter among sympathetic locals.


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