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Published by Versus Aureus in [Vilnius] .
Written in English


  • Jews -- Lithuania -- History,
  • Jews -- Lithuania -- Civilization,
  • Jews -- Lithuania -- Intellectual life,
  • Architecture, Jewish -- Lithuania

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from Lithuanian by "Alumnus" ; editor, Alfredas Jomantas.
ContributionsJomantas, Alfredas., Lithuania. Kultūros vertybių apsaugos departamentas.
LC ClassificationsDS135.L5 .J49 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination293 p. :
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16957341M
ISBN 109955699477
ISBN 109789955699477
LC Control Number2007556053

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