Jews

Lithuania to be first Baltic state with 'stumbling stone' Holocaust memorials
2016 m. liepos 12 d. 15:30
Brass bricks known as "stumbling stones" will be embedded in the sidewalks of four Lithuanian cities to commemorate victims of the Holocaust . To read this article,...
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.
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...
Seimas drafts amendments on restoring Lithuanian citizenship to Litvaks
2016 m. birželio 17 d. 15:25
Lithuanian MPs have submitted a bill on reinstating citizenship for Jews who left Lithuania between the two world wars and their descendants. To read this...
'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...
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...
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....
Pope vs. Hitler director Chris Cassel: ‘This is where real history happened’
2016 m. gegužės 21 d. 07:00
Emmy-nominated director Chris Cassel first shot in Lithuania nine years ago. Now the director is back to film a docudrama about Pope Pius XII ’s role in World War...
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...
The Pope Versus Hitler: 'Docudrama' on controversial WWII pope being filmed in Vilnius
2016 m. gegužės 10 d. 13:19
Pope Pius XII has long been called Hitler's Pope for his failure to openly denounce Hitler...
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...
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 citizenship to Litvaks, Jews of Lithuanian descent, who left the country in...
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...
March of the Living to honour victims of Holocaust in Lithuania
2016 m. gegužės 5 d. 08:48
On Thursday afternoon, Vilnius' 8th annual March of the Living will proceed from the...
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...
Photo of the week: Spring showers and flowers
2016 m. balandžio 22 d. 17:27
Though unseasonably low temperatures and rain have dampened the springtime mood in...
Vilnius' sakura cherry blossoms finally bloom
2016 m. balandžio 19 d. 13:29
Vilnius residents were greeted with a long-awaited sight on Tuesday as the Japanese cherry...
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...
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...
Roma 'should not be forgotten when paying tribute to Nazi victims'
2016 m. kovo 16 d. 12:05
Members of Lithuania's Roma community who perished during World War Two should have a...
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,...
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...