Old Jewish Cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania Under State Protection

The following excerpt is from the August 9, 2016 edition of the Baltic Times.

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An old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been registered among cultural objects protected by the state, under a decree signed by Lithuania’s Culture Minister Sarunas Birutis on Friday.

Data provided by the Jewish Community of Lithuania indicates that the old Jewish cemetery on Olandu Street was used from 1828 to 1940, with about 70,000 individuals buried there. The cemetery was demolished during Soviet rule between 1961 and 1963.

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