Kėdainiai to erect monument to Vilna Gaon

Kėdainiai old town
DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

The monument will be funded by local business people and will stand in the Old Town of Kėdainiai, where then Vilna Gaon, back then a teenage Jewish boy, was taught by the local rabbi.

The statue of the young Elijah will be created by sculptor Romualdas Kvintas, whose projects include a monument to Zemach Shabad (1864-1935), a renowned Jewish doctor, social activist and humanist, in Vilnius.

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In Vilnius, there is a state museum named after the Vilna Gaon and a bust of the great Jewish scholar. A memorial structure has been erected on his grave in the capital’s Sudervė Jewish Cemetery.

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