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Wilno

(ˈviːlnɔ)
n
(Placename) the Polish name for Vilnius
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Noun1.Wilno - the capital and largest city of LithuaniaWilno - the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
Lietuva, Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
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Speaking, Rabbi Isaac Rubinstein, former Chief Rabbi of Wilno (standing next to Mayor LaGuardia); also pictured behind 2nd row, Arthur Szyk.
Kawka, Policja w ujfciu historycznym i wspolczesnym, Wilno 1935, p.
It has a replica of the war-time Polish Air Force Wilno standard, which is paraded at the Northolt memorial commemoration and the Battle of Britain service in Kent every year.
Comparing Bialystok not only with Krakow and Minsk but with Grodno and Wilno, for example, could be highly instructive.
(46) Onodera was introduced to the Belarus organization in Wilno, Poland, but the trips to Wilno had to be abandoned after the protest from 'Poland'.
Wilno from the peasants he left behind on his father's estate.
For a while he lived in Wilno then part of Poland, now Lithuania's capital, Vilnius and increasingly became aware of what was happening nearby, just beyond Poland's eastern border, where the empire of the czars morphed bloodily into the Soviet Union.
The novel is set in the multicultural region around Vilna (Polish Wilno, Yiddish Vilne, today's Vilnius, capital of Lithuania), an area with an age-old mystique sacred to a half dozen people (at least).
Cecile Kuznitz's book focuses on the single most famous center of modern Yiddish scholarship, YIVO, which began work in Wilno (the city's Polish name, Vilna in Yiddish, today's Vilnius) in 1925.
The lights were turned off again, and there was more singing by firelight--songs of the cities over the borders in Ukraine and Lithuania and lost to Poland, including Lwow and Wilno. There were some very powerful voices, and the whole was harmonious.