Re: Needing advice, suggestions, etc. --for planning a trip to Vilna (Vilnius) #lithuania
I visited Vilnius in 2019 before taking a Baltic-Russia tour. My grandfather was born and lived in Vilnius (1894-1904). From a tapped interview I knew the name of his street where he lived and through other research on JewishGen I knew where relatives lived. I couldn’t find the street names on the map but contacted the Vilnius Tourist Info Centre tic@... and Jewish Culture and Info Centre Jewishcenter.it and asked for the current names of the streets.
I hired a guide for the day and the guide took us to all of the family locations plus other significant Jewish places of interest. The tour company is jerulita travel. The guide drove us within the city and to places outside the city.
The day was very special to walk on the streets and around the apartment buildings where my family once lived.
Rachel Kessler Park
Keiles Vilnius, Lodz, Warsaw