Jews

'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...
Lithuanian exports to Israel jumped 40% in 2015  (1)
2016 m. kovo 2 d. 09:39
Lithuanian exports to Israel increased by 40.6% in 2015 according to the latest statistics, and put Lithuania only second to Ireland in export growth to Israel...
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 under state protection, suggests Diana Varnaitė, the director of the...
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...
Latvian parliament returns seized buildings to Jewish community as restitution
2016 m. vasario 25 d. 13:41
Latvia 's parliament has approved a new law that will see properties confiscated from Jews...
Posthumous honours for suspected Holocaust perpetrator under scrutiny
2016 m. vasario 24 d. 17:20
A posthumous award of military rank to a man suspected of involvement in the Holocaust has...
Sergey Kanovich: The dead don't vote  (1)
2016 m. vasario 24 d. 11:31
The living keep silencing the dead, says Jewish -Lithuanian poet and author Sergey Kanovich .
Anti-refugee and far right march in Kaunas on Independence Day draws protests
2016 m. vasario 18 d. 18:08
An estimated 300 ultra-nationalists marched in Kaunas on Independence Day chanting anti-refugee slogans and celebrating what Jewish groups say are...
Businessman promoting Jewish memory wins Person of Tolerance award
2016 m. vasario 15 d. 09:11
Businessman Valdas Balčiūnas has been named the 2015 Person of Tolerance in Lithuania, the...
Jewish community leader calls for publication of list of Holocaust collaborators
2016 m. vasario 12 d. 13:13
On Friday, the Lithuanian Jewish Community called for the publication of “general...
Vilnius should have monument to people who saved Jews, says Jewish community leader
2016 m. vasario 8 d. 12:17
The Lithuanian Jewish community would like to see a monument built in Vilnius to people...