Before the Nazi invasion in June 1941, Lithuania was home to 240,000 Jews; six months later that number had been drastically reduced. By war's end, less than 20,000 remained, with Lithuania recording, at ninety-five per cent, proportionally among the highest massacre rates across Europe. Those who survived, including the individuals interviewed for this project, did so because they joined the partisans or Red Army, or escaped to Russia, because kind strangers hid them in basements, in attics or on farms, because they slipped unnoticed through ghetto gates, crawled through sewers or somehow lasted in the camps until liberation. All lost family members to the Holocaust. The following pages present the lives of ten individuals who survived the massacre of Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust. Their stories, their objects and the special places they elected to share evoke the treasures of pre-war Jewish Vilna, the richness of their individual pasts and the courage with which they have created lives and families beyond their tragic history. This site is a companion to the book Holocaust Legacy in Post-Soviet Lithuania: People, Places and Objects (Bloomsbury Academic 2014).