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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 Lithuanian capital. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription...
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 Los Angeles could serve as a good introduction to teaching about the...
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...
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...
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 headstones last week, led by the city's mayor.
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 during World War II is returning to the Lithuanian capital.
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...
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...
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 , have established a new research award, the volunteer Private Ruvin Bun...
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 on Saturday in a massive show of support to the Lithuanian LGBT community....
'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...
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,...
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 will be opened in Lithuania.
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 Jewish research institute in order to make them available online.
'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...
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...
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 Jews of Lithuanian origin, lawmakers are determined to amend the Law on...
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 the Holocaust honored the memory of the victims at the Kaunas Ninth Fort...
Lithuanian parliamentary committees to investigate refusal of citizenship to Litvaks
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 08:37
Amid complaints from Lithuanian Jewish Community representatives and Litvaks living in...
Būti žydu Vilniuje, 2016-aisiais  (225)
2016 m. gegužės 7 d. 19:03
Šiųmetėje Kaziuko mugėje Vilniaus rotušės aikštėje įsikūrė triukšmingas žydų...
Lithuanian officials 'need history lessons', says Jewish community leader
2016 m. gegužės 6 d. 10:30
The Lithuanian Jewish community criticized Lithuania's migration officials for refusing...
From Grand Duke Gediminas to present - A history of how Lithuania has treated its ethnic communities
2016 m. gegužės 6 d. 08:03
Lithuania has a long history of being home to ethnic minority communities, from as early as 1323 when Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas invited foreign artisans and...
The realization your grandfather may have murdered thousands of Jews  (1)
2016 m. gegužės 5 d. 08:23
"There is always someone in a family who pushes against silence," says Rita Gabis, in whose new book Lithuania ’s Holocaust skeletons come to light, exploring the...
Growing controversy over rejection of Lithuanian citizenship claims by Litvaks
2016 m. gegužės 3 d. 08:19
Lithuania's citizenship laws recognize the right of people who lived in Lithuania in the...
World famous Lithuanian-descent Italian architect to create ‘gift to Vilnius’  (1)
2016 m. balandžio 27 d. 08:41
One of the world's most famous architects Massimiliano Fuksas who was born to a Lithuanian...
Poland gives state funeral to WWII resistance commander responsible for mass-murder in Lithuanian village
2016 m. balandžio 26 d. 16:12
The Lithuanian, Belarusian and Jewish communities in Poland have been incensed by a state...