Jerusalem of Lithuania

Jerusalem of Lithuania by N.N. Shneidman epub pdf fb2

Title: Jerusalem of Lithuania
Author: N.N. Shneidman
ISBN10: 0889626596
ISBN13: 978-0889626591
Publisher: Mosaic Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1668 kb
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Pages: 188 pages
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Jerusalem of Lithuania by N.N. Shneidman


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Since the middle ages Vilna (also known as Vilnius or the Jerusalem of Lithuania), was one of the main centers of Jewish cultural, religious, social and political activity in the Diaspora. At one time, close to half of all the city inhabitants were Jewish. Today the Jewish community of Vilnius is a faint shadow of its glorious past. No more than 4,000 Jews, or less than one percent of its total population, remain in the city. Most of the former Jewish residents of Vilnius were murdered during the Holocaust, and many of those who managed to survive moved to Israel, or other Western countries.