Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection

R. Dichavičius, Senosios žydų kapinės. Vilnius. Olandų gatvė, 1963-1965, Modernaus meno centro kolekcija (

Naming the cemetery on Olandų Street a cultural object protected by the state was initiated by the Cultural Heritage Department.

The listed sites are subjected to stricter protection, financing and maintenance requirements.

According to data provided by the Jewish Community of Lithuania, the old Jewish cemetery on Olandų Street was used between 1828 and 1940, with about 70,000 Jewish people buried there. The cemetery was destroyed during the Soviet rule in 1961-1963.

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