Lithuanian PM visits remains of Vilnius Great Synagogue

18.07.2011                      16.Tammus, 5771

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Lithuanian PM visits remains of Vilnius Great Synagogue

Andrius Kubilius shown various excavated fragments of synagogue; excavations uncover part of original floor, ark from 17th century.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius was shown around the recently uncovered site of the aharon kodesh (Holy Ark) of The Great Synagogue of Vilnius on Friday, which is currently being excavated.
The synagogue was partly destroyed by the Germans during World War II and the remains demolished by Soviet authorities between 1955 and 1957….