Vilnius Interactive Street Map, 1921 and today

This interactive map allows you to find the location of Polish-era streets (mentioned in the household registers and also in the Vilnius internal passports) in today’s Vilnius. The map consists of a 1921 tourist map superimposed on a modern map.  The slider in the top right corner, which may be hard to see, can be used to alternate between the  maps. Note that, as the 1921 map is not a carefully surveyed map, the street locations are not highly precise. They are pretty good, though, generally close enough to easily identify the modern street name, if the street still exists. Also, keep in mind that the layout of Vilnius itself has undergone many changes in the last century, reflected in new streets and streets that have disappeared or moved.

As an aid to finding the Polish streets, you can refer to a street index to the 1921 map ( Excel spreadsheet or PDF). The coordinates listed are those which include any part of the street name. In addition to street names, the index includes over three dozen neighborhoods/suburbs shown on the map.  These areas were, at some point, absorbed into Vilnius proper, but at the time of the registers, the area names were commonly used. Several of the surburbs were popular seasonal destinations for Jews (and others), such as Antokol, ZakrÄ™t, and Belmont. Two other suburbs frequently mentioned in the registers are off the map: Pospieszka barely overlapped the very top right corner of the map image (including Oginskiego street). Wolokumpie (now Valakupiai) was a little further to the north.

You may find it easier to work with a full screen version of the interactive map, which can be found here (opens in a new tab or window).

We thank Jay Osborn for creating this interactive map.