Vilna Gaon Jewish Museum of History

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Abbreviation VGŽIM
Address Naugarduko g. 10/2, Vilnius, LT-01141, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
Phone No (8 5) 231 23 57
Fax No (8 5) 231 23 58
E-mail muziejus@jmuseum.lt
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Type by theme istorija
Institution code 190757374
Bank account number LT 78 7044 0600 0112 2245

Information about the museum

The mission of the Vilnius Gaon Museum of Jewish History is to present the authentic world of Lithuanian Jews, to preserve heritage, to learn from history, and to work toward a common future. The foundation of the museum's collections consists of the exhibits saved by people who sought to preserve Jewish heritage during the Holocaust, and which were kept at Vilnius Jewish Museum after the war.

The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum was established here, in 1991. The Holocaust Exhibit at the Green House was the first such exhibit in Lithuania and the Baltic states. The founders of the Holocaust Exhibit were themselves Holocaust survivors, and include Rachel Margolis, Dmitri Gelpern, Rocha Kostanian, Eugenija Biber, Genrich Agranovski and Fania Brancovskaja.

The Holocaust Exhibit provides a short introduction to the history and culture of the once quite populous Jewish people of Lithuania and a more comprehensive treatment of their destruction during World War II.

The museum has three active branches: the Tolerance Centre and Samuel Bak Museum, the Holocaust Exhibition, and the Paneriai Memorial Site. The exhibitions of the other three branches: the Museum of Culture and Identity of Lithuanian Jews, the Jacques Lipchitz Memorial Museum, and the Memorial Museum of the Holocaust in Lithuania and Vilna Ghetto are still in preparation.

Branches and units of the museum

  Holocaust Exhibition Pamėnkalnio g. 12, Vilnius, LT-01114, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
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  Paneriai Memorial Agrastų g. 15, Vilnius, LT-02243, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
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  Tolerance Centre Naugarduko g. 10/2, Vilnius, LT-01141, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
  Jacques Lipchitz Memorial Museum Šv. Jokūbo g. 17, Druskininkai, LT-4690, Druskininkų sav., Lietuva
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  Memorial Museum of the Holocaust in Lithuania and Vilna Ghetto Žemaitijos g. 4, Vilnius, LT-01134, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
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  Samuel Bak Museum Naugarduko g. 10/2, Vilnius, LT-01309, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
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