Internal Passports in Vilna #lithuania
Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
Why did living in Vilna require an Internal Passport? I am under the
impression that only Lithuania post WW I required IP, and not Poland. Vilna
was then under Polish rule.
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If they lived in Vilnius between 1919-1940, they had to have an internal
passport. The files contain approximately 45,000 Jewish Vilnius internal
passport applications as well as many additional documents of various types
in the individual files. So far, 10,423 of the Vilnius records have been
translated and work is continuing to translate the remainder.
To see information about the Vilnius internal passports, go to
Also on the site you will see a sample of some of the various surnames
included in the Vilnius internal passport records, including the maiden name
of the married females. This is only a small sample taken >from the total
Vilnius internal passports that have been translated.
To access the Vilnius translated internal passport records, a $100
contribution to Litvak SIG is required and it is good for a period of 5
years. Go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to Special Projects
and select internal passports. In the NOTES block,
key in Vilnius. You can use your credit card as the site is secure.
Litvak SIG Coordinator for records acquisition.