Jewish

'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...
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 Israel and South Africa , at least two Lithuanian parliamentary...
Būti žydu Vilniuje, 2016-aisiais  (224)
2016 m. gegužės 7 d. 19:03
Šiųmetėje Kaziuko mugėje Vilniaus rotušės aikštėje įsikūrė triukšmingas žydų miestelis – su tradiciniais valgiais, amatais ir pramogomis. Sostinėje...
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...
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...
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 period 1918-1940 and their offspring to claim Lithuanian citizenship but...
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 Jewish father in Rome , is coming to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius this...
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...
Pasižymėjo dar vienas rusų milijardierius: į dukters vestuves sukvietė du tūkstančius svečių  (3)
2016 m. balandžio 14 d. 00:58
Plačiai viso pasaulio žiniasklaidoje aptartos Rusijos milijardieriaus Michailo Gucerijevo...
Lithuania's U-turn on granting citizenship to Litvaks
2016 m. balandžio 11 d. 18:10
Some Jews in Israel and the Republic of South Africa who left Lithuania between the...
Charity concert raises €125k for Lithuanians who risked lives to save Jews
2016 m. balandžio 7 d. 09:44
Over €125,000 euros have been raised in a charity concert organized by the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Order of Malta for non- Jews who risked their lives...
Baltic Pride in Vilnius bringing LGBT rights into focus before elections
2016 m. balandžio 5 d. 09:33
The Baltic Pride is returning to Vilnius this June. The third LGBT pride event in the Lithuanian capital is for the first time taking place without express opposition...
Was there an artistic underground in Soviet Lithuania?
2016 m. kovo 29 d. 08:14
How much space did non-conformist art and artists enjoy in a society where they were...
Lithuania to look for Jewish artefacts seized by Nazis
2016 m. kovo 23 d. 10:40
An investigation will look into Jewish cultural artefacts that were seized by Nazis in...
Brussels blasts: The struggle to secure soft targets
2016 m. kovo 23 d. 08:36
Brussels was the scene of multiple explosions on March 22, highlighting the persistent...
British expat peels layers of Litvak history in Kaunas
2016 m. kovo 22 d. 09:22
People like anniversaries, and 75 years since the establishment of Kaunas Ghetto is a good opportunity to remember the history of Lithuania's Litvaks , says a British...
'We have traditionally strong ties given South Africa took in refugees during the pogroms and WWII' – Honorary Consul
2016 m. kovo 17 d. 08:46
In a series about those remarkable individuals who promote Lithuania's image abroad and build the country’s brand around the world, Paul Berman, Lithuania’s...
'75 year-long musical composition' to be played to commemorate Lithuania's Holocaust victims
2016 m. kovo 16 d. 15:47
The award-winning founder and director of the International Centre for Litvak Photography...
Vilnius Oldtown regeneration plan raises concerns among locals
2016 m. kovo 14 d. 17:29
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius has raised concerns among local residents...
Nationalist rally on independence day attracts 1,000
2016 m. kovo 14 d. 10:22
About 1,000 people took part in a controversial rally organized by the Union of National...
Traditional St. Casimir Fair begins in Vilnius
2016 m. kovo 4 d. 11:30
The traditional St. Casimir's Fair is starting in Vilnius on Friday. For the first time, the fair will include a Jewish Township.
Lithuanian MEP to work as advisor to Vilnius mayor
2016 m. kovo 4 d. 09:41
Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius has appointed Liberal Movement vice-chairman MEP Antanas Guoga as a public advisor.
Lithuanian prosecutors start to investigate alleged Holocaust perpetrators on list
2016 m. kovo 3 d. 17:16
Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office said Thursday it would investigate a list of about...
Historic Jewish cemetery in Vilnius to be protected by state
2016 m. vasario 26 d. 10:28
An old Jewish cemetery site in Vilnius should be listed as a cultural heritage object...
For the first time, Vilnius' St. Casimir fair will have a Jewish village
2016 m. vasario 26 d. 08:43
In addition to the traditional parts of the annual St. Casimir's fair in Vilnius, this...