Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fwd: Reconstruction of Vilnius Jewish Quarter #lithuania


Altersolomon@...
 

The Vilnius Great Synagogue was not destroyed by the Nazis.
I was informed by an eyewitness that whilst the Synagogue was heavily damaged by the fighting during the War it was the post war communist regime which had it bulldozed to the ground as well as razing the surrounding (Jewish) structures.

It was the same communist regime which destroyed the ancient Jewish cemetery so that a sports stadium could be built on the site.
The tomb of the Vilna Gaon and other Jewish scholars were also destroyed but the bones of the Gaon and some of his disciples were reinterred by Vilnius Jews in the Jewish cemetery in the Vilnius suburbs.

Alter Solomon

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