Jews were gradually creating Vilnius, formed in their residential neighborhood. The Nazi occupation, it formed the small ghetto (Stiklių, Gaono, M. Antokolskio, Jewish Streets), in which violence whip around 11 000 Jews. Little Ghetto liquidated by 1941 October 21 date, but it had all Jews - were killed.
The Small ghetto was between Stiklių, Gaono, Antokolskio and Žydų streets. There were more than 12 thousand Jews jailed there. Many of them were classed as intelligentsia, hard workers and unemployable persons. The were some old architectural relics restored in this getto, iclunding several houses in Stiklių and Gaono streets. In Žydų street there were objects like a large synagogue, Gaono house of pray, the famous Strašunas library and some other buildings for religious purposes.
All these buildings were destroyed by the government of the Soviet Union. The only thing left to remind the old synagogue is a memorial for Gaonas built there. The Small ghetto was closed in 21st of October, 1941.