Vilna

Synopsis

Vilna, the "Jerusalem of Lithuania," was the vibrant core of Eastern European Jewish life. Distinguished British historian, Israel Cohen, opens with the legend of the origin of Vilna in 1322 and traces the history of its Jewish community through vivid portraits of scholars, heroes, and leaders. The result is a book based on scholarship, yet full, too, of wonderful unforgettable stories.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Esther Hautzig
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 1992