||Monumental work in four languages: Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Russian on the history of Vilna. The third volume contains contents, indexes, bibliography and remarks of the Editor, Layzer Ran. Very briefly, the basic structure of the contents:
Volume I - 500 Years of Life and Creativity in Jewish Vilna: Basic chapters of this volume are: Forewords in four languages (pp. I-XXII), Historiography of Jewish Vilna (3 pages), Statistics (2 pages), Documentation of Jewish life in Vilna (11), Vilna under various regimes (16), Jew-hating, baiting and persecutions (11), Vilna — a multi-national city (16), Vilna topography (6), Vilna streets and lanes (22), Vilna suburbs (7), Vilna vicinity (6), Jewish way of life and clergy (8), Funerals, cemeteries, consoling mourners and visiting graves (5), Synagogues, houses of study and prayer and Torah societies (13), Gaonim, rabbis and board of rabbis (11), Vilna Jewish representation and Jewish Community Council (10), Communal institutions and societies (17), Institutions and organizations for public health (13), Auxiliary funds (4), Free loan societies and people's banks (4), Commerce and merchants' association (11), Jews in trade and industry (15), Jews at farming and gardening (3), Jewish trade schools (5), Jewish professional unions (10), Jewish workers' movement (9), Socialist parties and political organizations (6), Communist movement (6), Zionist movement (15), Zionist revisionist movement (3), Religious parties and organizations (4), Jewish sports associations (8).
Volume II - Jewish Education: Institutions for orphans, neglected and retarded children (7), Schools for Jewish children in foreign languages (5), Chadorim, Talmud - Torahs and yeshivot (12), Secular Hebrew school movement (8), Secular Yiddish school movement (21), Rabbinical school and teachers institute, teachers' seminaries, courses and conferences (10), Unions of Jewish and Hebrew teachers and melam-dim (3), Jewish student union circles and corporations (3), Jewish printing shops, publishing houses, book merchants and libraries (8), Hebrew and Yiddish culture (7), Documentation and research institutions of the Jewish past(6), Jewish writers' unions (4), Yiddish and Hebrew press and periodicals (7).
Music - Cantors and choirs, conductors and composers (6), Jewish music institute, orchestras, opera and ballet (7).
Jewish theater - Jesters and Purini plays (2), Performances in schools (3), Drama circles, studios and young theater groups (4), Other chapters on theater, artists, etc. (34).
Destruction, Resistance and Perish - Lithuanian Vilnius — a door to the free world (5), Soviet Lithuania (2).
Nazi Occupation - The organization of the extermination of the Jews (7), Behind the ghetto fence — in the domain of the Judenrat and the Jewish police (14), Organization for Jewish spiritual resistance (13), The liquidation of the ghetto (4), Ponary (6), Saints in Nazi Sodom (4), Extermination addresses of Vilna Jews (4), Vilna survivors (3), Organization for Jewish armed resistance (23), Vilna Jews in the Allied armies (7), Vilna liberated (3), On the ruins of Jerusalem of Lithuania (11), Attempts to renew Jewish life in Vilnius — near Ponary (6), The decree of the liberators is — liquidation (6), Farewell and assemblage (2), Trials of the mass murderers of Vilna Jews (3).