Jewish history


Jewish museum not planned at Vilnius Sports Palace - Prime Minister
2017 m. birželio 14 d. 10:31
A new tender should be called by this fall for construction of a Congress Center to replace the former Vilnius Sports Palace, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius...
No museum possible in Vilnius Sports Palace - rep of US Jewish organization
2017 m. balandžio 27 d. 15:44
The Vilnius Sports Palace , which has been built on an old Jewish cemetery, is not an appropriate location for a Museum of Jewish History, says Andrew Baker of the...
Kėdainiai to erect monument to Vilna Gaon
2017 m. balandžio 21 d. 10:57
The central Lithuanian town of Kėdainiai has decided to erect a monument to Elijah ben...
Gaon Jewish Museum astonished over plans of Jewish History Museum in Vilnius
2017 m. balandžio 5 d. 10:25
The Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum has expressed astonishment over the Lithuanian...
American Jewish Committee backs idea of Jewish history museum in Vilnius
2017 m. balandžio 3 d. 09:26
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) supports the idea of setting up a Jewish history...
Vilnius mayor wants Museum of Jewish History next to Sports Palace
2017 m. kovo 31 d. 09:34
Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has proposed building a Museum of History of Lithuanian Jews next to the Vilnius Congress.
Separate programme proposed for Jewish heritage maintenance
2017 m. kovo 1 d. 15:13
Diana Varnaitė , director of the Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Department , has proposed envisaging separate funding of maintenance of the Jew ish heritage, an idea...
About the Jews and a Dream
2017 m. kovo 1 d. 14:52
Local authorities welcome plans to build Jewish museum in Šeduva
2017 m. vasario 14 d. 10:49
Local authorities in the northern Lithuanian district of Radviliškis on Monday welcomed...
World class museum will open In Lithuania
2017 m. vasario 13 d. 09:22
International museum professionals and architects are working on Museum of Šeduva Jewish...
‘This day remains extremely painful to all of us’ – Prof Landsbergis at Paneriai (Ponar)
2016 m. rugsėjo 28 d. 14:36
Paneriai,— The National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews was marked officially on September with a public commemoration at Paneriai , the most...
Vilnius should establish World Litvak Museum, restore YIVO institute
2016 m. rugsėjo 26 d. 09:43
Vilnius has been suggested to establish the World Litvak Museum and restore a Jewish...
Week of Jewish Commemoration at New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas
2016 m. rugsėjo 19 d. 13:45
Kaunas —Saturday marked the opening of a weeklong public program at the New Šančiai...
Zarasai marks European days of Jewish culture
2016 m. rugsėjo 7 d. 08:59
The town of Zarasai, nestled in the picturesque north-east of the country amongst sparkling...
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 prisoners to escape the Nazis during World War II.
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.
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...
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...
Genocide research centre may publish list of suspected Lithuanian Holocaust collaborators  (4)
2016 m. vasario 2 d. 13:35
The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC) has announced that it may publish a list of individuals who had worked in police institutions...
Lost Shtetl: Sergey Kanovich's work to remember the lives and deaths of Lithuanian Jews in WW2
2015 m. gruodžio 16 d. 11:39
Poet and social activist Sergey Kanovich, who lives in Vilnius and Brussels, is currently realizing his life's work - the “Lost Shtetl” project. The restored...
Unique Jewish heritage site opens in Šeduva
2015 m. gegužės 28 d. 11:06
More than two years of work on the restoration and preservation of Jewish heritage in...
Lithuanian government and Jewish community agree on plan to preserve Jewish heritage sites
2015 m. gegužės 8 d. 08:27
Representatives of the Lithuanian government and the Lithuanian Jewish Community on...
Lithuanians and Jews: What's changed and what hasn't over the last 40 years?  (2)
2015 m. balandžio 24 d. 08:36
Tomas Venclova, a prominent Lithuanian author, poet, translator and professor of literature...
Israel and Lithuania have much to offer one another, says Lithuanian official
2015 m. kovo 17 d. 10:27
Opening of the Embassy of Israel in Vilnius and Political consultations between two foreign ministries, led by political directors Rolandas Kačinskas and Alon...
Israeli diplomat stresses historic importance of Vilnius to Jews in embassy opening ceremony
2015 m. kovo 12 d. 16:44
During the official opening of Israel 's first Embassy to Lithuania on Thursday, diplomats emphasized the exceptional importance of Vilnius in the Jewish history.
PM congratulates Jewish gymnasium students on Lithuania's independence
2015 m. kovo 9 d. 14:10
On Monday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius visited Vilnius Sholom Aleichem...
Annual memorial for the Jews of Svintsyán (Švenčionys): Small but well done
2014 m. spalio 8 d. 11:59
Some fifty people gathered in the forest at midday on Sunday at the mass grave at Poligón,...