• In memory of Jewish Vilna medal

In memory of Jewish Vilna medal

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation[after 1949]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2019.061.001
CreatorGhetto Fighters' House [issued]
Place of CreationLohame Hageta'ot
DescriptionBronze commemorative medal honouring the Jewish community of Vilna (Vilnius). Obverse: A relief of a street in Vilna's Jewish quarter, superimposed with an inscription in English: "In Memory of Jewish Vilna." Reverse: A relief of a gate with text above in Hebrew: "In Memory of Vilna" and below: "Vilna, the Jerusalem of Lithuania" (in Yiddish); Ghetto Fighters' House" (in Hebrew and English).
Measurements59 mm
Method of ConstructionStruck by Shekel Mint Company
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Yiddish
ProvenanceGifted to the VHEC in 2019 by Odie Kaplan.
Classificationcommemorative medals
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Odie Kaplan