CAHJP > Collections > Communities > Lithuania


Original material
Files and documents from various communities (16th-20th centuries), among them the pinkas of the Wylkowiszki community (1673-1833), containing the only known example of a Polish charter to a Jewish community in Hebrew letters.
Microfilms and photocopies
Microfilms from the Lithuanian State Historical Archives, the Lithuanian Central State Archives, the Lithuanian Special Archives (former KGB Archive), all in  Vilnius; from the Kaunas Regional Archives, as well as from  archives in Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Germany, relating to Jewish communities, such as Olita, Balbierzyski, Druja, Gelvonaj, Godlevo, Jurbork, Jelenievo, Kejdany, Kibarty, Kovno, Marjampol, Merekh, Novoaleksandrovsk, Paneviezhis, Pompiany, Rossiemy, Shavli, Skuodas, Telsai, Utena, Vilkaviškis, Vilkomir, (Vilnius – see Poland) (16th-20th centuries), of the society to assist Jewish victims of World War I, on Jewish agricultural activities, community life, education (Tarbut), Duma elections and Zionist political activities; files from the German Foreign Office on Baltic Jewry (1879-1884).


Lists of material of Jewish and non-Jewish provenance, held in several government archives in Vilnius (18th-20th centuries).