Lithuanian Jews


Lithuanian Jews in row over Vilnius community leader election
2017 m. gegužės 26 d. 09:23
Lithuanian Jews are in a row over Wednesday's election of the leader of the Vilnius Jewish Community (VJC).
March of Living: it's important to remember both collaborators and Jew savers
2017 m. balandžio 27 d. 09:42
Participants of the March of the Living , a traditional event held in Vilnius to honor the...
Paneriai Memorial holds 10th March of the Living
2017 m. balandžio 26 d. 10:18
The traditional March of the Living will take place at the Paneriai Memorial in Vilnius on...
Paneriuose rengiamas Gyvųjų maršas  (26)
2017 m. balandžio 26 d. 07:08
Trečiadienį Vilniuje, Panerių memoriale, dešimtą kartą vyks Gyvųjų maršo procesija,...
Benefits of Lithuanian citizenship from the South African Litvak perspective  (1)
2017 m. balandžio 12 d. 17:20
“ South Africa is more Litvak than Lithuania itself,” Markas Zingeris , the Lithuanian playwright and novelist once remarked. And, as one of very few members of...
German historian poses a question that holds many Lithuanians up to Shame  (1)
2017 m. balandžio 6 d. 15:54
Effective German cooperation with the Lithuanians became a death trap for the Jews of Lithuania. In Lithuania it was patriots – ethnic nationalists - who killed...
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...
Nacių žudymo bazė Paneriuose buvo triskart didesnė nei dabartinis memorialas  (38)
2017 m. kovo 27 d. 13:02
Antrojo pasaulinio karo metais Paneriuose prie Vilniaus nacistinės Vokietijos įkurta...
Lithuanian, Israeli presidents underline Holocaust memory, business ties
2017 m. sausio 9 d. 10:03
The presidents of Lithuania and Israe l on Sunday underlined the importance of preserving the heritage of Lithuanian Jews and of expanding business ties as they...
Several hundred Litvaks granted Lithuanian citizenship after legal amendments
2016 m. gruodžio 27 d. 13:41
Several hundred applications for Lithuanian citizenship have already been approved since...
Dark Lullaby: Irene Angelico's belated pilgrimage to Vilnius
2016 m. gruodžio 14 d. 14:55
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Irene Angelico confronts her doubts and visits Vilnius, the...
For Your Freedom and Ours?
2016 m. lapkričio 30 d. 19:10
For our freedom and yours, we heard this motto during the independence movement in 1990 inviting everyone--Lithuanians, us Jews , and others--to rally to fight for...
Remove indecent monuments of a painful past  (2)
2016 m. lapkričio 28 d. 13:27
In the summer of 2015 Vilnius municipality removed four Soviet statutes on the Green Bridge linking the suburb Šnipiskes with the city center. The statutes...
‘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...
President awards 46 Jewish rescuers with Life Saving Crosses
2016 m. rugsėjo 26 d. 18:50
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday signed a decree to award Life Saving...
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...
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 the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius and other ritual...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hanukkah in Kaunas with Chassidic pop and traditional latkes  (1)
2015 m. gruodžio 9 d. 17:00
Residents of Kaunas and exchange students curiously glanced at a crowd, standing outside despite the cold around an imposing metal menorah next to the colourfully...
Litvaks' public diplomacy is important to Lithuania, President Grybauskaitė says
2015 m. spalio 21 d. 16:51
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the first ever Israeli Litvak Forum in...
Šeduva unveils monument for town's Jewish population
2015 m. spalio 9 d. 13:33
The Lithuanian town of Šeduva, Radviliškis District, unveiled a monument to all the...
Holocaust by Bullets exhibit at Vilna Gaon Jewish Museum
2015 m. spalio 1 d. 10:41
The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum presents the exhibit, Holocaust by Bullets, Yahad -...