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Commemoration of the Vilna Community

The Valley of the Communities

The name of the Vilna community etched in stone on a wall in Yad Vashem’s Valley of the Communities The name of the Vilna community etched in stone on a wall in Yad Vashem’s Valley of the Communities

The Valley of the Communities at Yad Vashem is a site in which the names of over 5,000 Jewish communities that were destroyed or barely survived in the Holocaust are engraved on its 107 walls.

Each name recalls a Jewish community which existed for hundreds of years; for the inhabitants, each community constituted an entire world. Today, in most cases, nothing remains but the name.

התערוכה הוקמה בתמיכתו הנדיבה של מר נחמיה בורגין לזכר הוריו היקרים והאהובים ניצולי השואה זלטה (זהבה) בורגין ז"ל, ויחיאל בורגין ז"ל.