Due to the strategic negotiations of the Lithuanian government in September 1939 and the revised version of the Non-Aggression Pact between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that followed, Vilnius was turned overnight into the capital city of what had been at that point, the only neutral state in Eastern Europe. After the Germans invaded Poland in September 1939, Vilnius became the only place of refuge which offered temporary protection to over 30,000 Polish refugees in 1939/40, among them a lot of Jews.
This list documents a selection of names, “nationalities”, dates of arrivals and places of origins of refugees who arrived in Vilnius in 1939.
Lithuanian Central State Archive. F. 383 Ap. 7 B. 2280 L. 112a.p.