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10,000 Jews Reported Living in Vilna, Only One Synagogue Functioning

The city of Vilna, capital of Lithuania, and for many years a glorious center of Jewish learning, has only one synagogue now, according to a report from Vilna to the New York Times. About 10,000 Jews remain in the city. In 1941, by the time of the Nazi invasion of Lithuania, Vilna was recorded as having a Jewish population of 80,000, including approximately 15,000 Jewish refugees from central and western Poland.