Jewish

Holocaust commemoration events 'should have more Lithuanian participation'
2016 m. rugpjūčio 25 d. 12:12
The Jewish community expects that more Lithuanians will come to attend Holocaust memorial events.
Loyalties and opinions of Lithuania's ethnic minorities
2016 m. rugpjūčio 16 d. 07:50
Russia would defend the rights of its nationals and Russian speakers everywhere, including abroad. Such are the menacing notions emanating from the Kremlin for some...
What would Lithuania's Russian speakers do if Moscow invaded the country?
2016 m. rugpjūčio 9 d. 08:19
A recent poll asked Lithuania's ethnic minorities what they would do if the country were...
Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection
2016 m. rugpjūčio 8 d. 14:15
The old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been listed among cultural objects protected by the...
Sergey Kanovich: On protecting anti-Semites
2016 m. rugpjūčio 2 d. 10:10
Recently, members of the Vilnius City Street, Monument and Plaque Names Commission...
14-year-old chronicler of the Vilna Ghetto  (1)
2016 m. liepos 29 d. 07:44
More than seven decades ago, long queues of people would line outside the house number 4 on Žemaitijos Street in Vilnius. Each day, two hundred hungry and exhausted...
Join commemoration of Šeduva Jewish Community  (1)
2016 m. liepos 27 d. 13:23
75 years ago, a wave of brutal murders in some places within weeks and in others within months wiped out Jewish communities which had been building their lives across...
Israeli media incensed by 'parties' at Kaunas WWII killing site
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 16:43
Israeli media has recently reported on parties being held at a WWII Jewish killing site...
Jewish community wants Vilnius municipality to co-found kindergarten
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 09:03
The Jewish community wants Vilnius municipality co-found a Jewish kindergarten in the...
Litvak painter's works 'good introduction to teaching about Holocaust' in US schools
2016 m. liepos 19 d. 09:05
The works of Vilnius-born Jewish painter David Labkovski that were recently presented in...
What's on in Lithuania this weekend: History comes to life
2016 m. liepos 8 d. 12:23
There is a diverse selection of events throughout Lithuania in this week's roundup, but the highlight is a live history festival at Kernavė, one of the most important...
Municipality decides against selling synagogue
2016 m. liepos 1 d. 18:17
The local authority of the southern Lithuanian district of Alytus will not hold a public auction to sell the Simnas synagogue, which was added to the country's...
Archaeologists discover tunnel used by Jews to escape Nazis in Lithuania
2016 m. birželio 29 d. 14:32
An international team of archaeologists has located a tunnel in Lithuania used by Jewish...
Vilnius mayor begins dismantling of building made from Jewish headstones
2016 m. birželio 27 d. 17:01
Vilnius city authorities began dismantling a Soviet-era structure made from Jewish...
350 year-old Torah scroll returns to Vilnius  (1)
2016 m. birželio 27 d. 12:23
A 350 year-old Torah scroll that was used in Jewish religious services in the Vilnius ghetto...
Litvaks will be able to gain Lithuanian citizenship with new Seimas amendment
2016 m. birželio 23 d. 13:27
The Lithuanian parliament ( Seimas ) on Thursday passed amendments to the Law on Citizenship, which will enable Litvaks, i.e. Jews of Lithuanian origin, and their...
The Great Synagogue of Vilna, once the Vatican of Europe's Jews  (1)
2016 m. birželio 23 d. 08:29
The Great Synagogue of Vilna was once to Jewish culture and religion what the Vatican is to Christendom, say archaeologists from the United States and Israel who are...
International team of scientists to investigate buried remains of Vilnius synagogue
2016 m. birželio 21 d. 17:08
A team of experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Lithuania is starting to study...
New Rokiškis award to honour Litvak war hero
2016 m. birželio 20 d. 14:23
The Rokiškis Regional Museum and the US-based non-profit organization Remembering Litvaks...
Pride march in Vilnius draws record numbers  (1)
2016 m. birželio 20 d. 08:13
Around 2,000 people joined the pride march For Equality on the Gediminas avenue in Vilnius...
'Jewish deportees forgotten or ignored' - Jewish community leader
2016 m. birželio 14 d. 14:22
Lithuanian society considers deportation a tragedy of the Lithuanian nation even though a few thousand Jews were also deported, Faina Kukliansky , the leader of the...
The biggest global stars that you never knew were Lithuanian  (1)
2016 m. birželio 10 d. 13:57
Lithuania gave the world many stellar personalities that have and continue to entertain, impress and influence the world. Here is our selection of ten global stars you...
Lithuanians who guarded Jewish massacre sites are guilty too - Lithuanian historian
2016 m. birželio 6 d. 14:46
Those who pulled the trigger during the Jewish genocide in Lithuania are not the only ones...
World-famous Litvak sculptor's work to go on show in Lithuania
2016 m. birželio 1 d. 15:02
An exhibition called A Life in Sculpture by famous Lithuanian-born sculptor Jacques Lipchitz...
Chronicle of pre-war Litvak life: Vilnius Jewish archive made available online
2016 m. gegužės 30 d. 10:14
Lithuanian specialists have digitized more than 80,000 pages of documents from a pre-war...
'People thought Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler weren't real refugees either'
2016 m. gegužės 25 d. 08:07
The latest wave of refugees and migrants to Europe has barely touched Lithuania, and only 11 have been relocated to Lithuania out of its total quota of 1,105....
What are Barack Obama’s family links to Lithuania?
2016 m. gegužės 19 d. 09:15
Following on from Hollywood star Sean Penn , it now appears that US president Barack Obama also has family links to Lithuania.
Hollywood star Sean Penn's grandfather came from which town in Lithuania?
2016 m. gegužės 17 d. 10:02
The famous US actor Sean Penn , two-time Oscar winner, appears to have Lithuanian roots...
Lithuanian MPs want to amend citizenship law amid Litvak complaints
2016 m. gegužės 12 d. 09:16
As the Migration Department and courts have been rejecting citizenship applications from...
Families of French Jews killed in Lithuania pay tribute in Kaunas
2016 m. gegužės 11 d. 11:18
Families of Jewish nationals who were brought to Lithuania from France in the years of...