Jews

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 Citizenship, which will enable Litvaks, i.e. Jews of Lithuanian origin, and their...
The Great Synagogue of Vilna, once the Vatican of Europe's Jews
2016 m. birželio 23 d. 08:29
The Great Synagogue of Vilna was once to Jewish culture and religion what the Vatican is to Christendom, say archaeologists from the United States and Israel who are...
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...
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...
'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 few thousand Jews were also deported, Faina Kukliansky , the leader of the...
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 who should be considered guilty – those who transported Jews and guarded...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Paneriai train station to the Paneriai memorial to honour those who died in 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...
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 Lithuania, many consider the blooming cherry blossoms at the Chiune Sugihara park 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 blossoms near the Baltasis Tiltas (White Bridge) over the Neris river...
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...
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...
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 day of commemoration, say public organizations. They add that the group has...
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 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...
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...