World War Two

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...
The Top 10 Lithuanian writers of all time  (1)
2016 m. birželio 17 d. 13:39
Tradition and modernity mix in almost equal measures in the works of men and women of letters who built and continue to build the edifice we call the Lithuanian...
Memorialising Lithuanian deportees who perished in Siberia
2016 m. birželio 15 d. 09:38
Tens of thousands of Lithuanians were deported by Stalin to Siberia during and after...
The biggest global stars that you never knew were Lithuanian  (1)
2016 m. birželio 10 d. 13:57
Lithuania gave the world many stellar personalities that have and continue to entertain,...
New stamp pays tribute to Fluxus founder, Lithuanian George Mačiūnas
2016 m. birželio 3 d. 08:51
Avant-garde artist George Mačiūnas, founder of Fluxus, is getting a stamp released by the...
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 Jewish research institute in order to make them available online.
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...
Russia irked by Ukraine's 'political' victory in Eurovision
2016 m. gegužės 16 d. 08:56
Russian politicians and state-controlled media have expressed outrage over the Eurovision...
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...
Lithuania's ambassador pays tribute to WWII victims in Moscow, but skips military parade
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 16:36
Lithuania's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus Motuzas paid tribute to the victims of World...
End of WWII anniversary marked at Antakalnio Cemetery in Vilnius
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 16:18
Several thousand people gathered in the Antakalnio Cemetery in Vilnius on Monday to mark the end of World War Two .
Vilnius police take down Soviet flags on Russia's Victory Day
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 12:33
Vilnius police were alerted twice on Monday about public displays of Soviet Union symbols, which is a crime in Lithuania.
The Top 10 Lithuanian historical figures of all time  (2)
2016 m. gegužės 6 d. 13:14
Lithuania's history is chock-full of legendary leaders and historical heroes that have made...
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...
Lithuania won't send representatives to May 9 military parade in Moscow
2016 m. gegužės 5 d. 09:50
No diplomatic representative from Lithuania will attend this year's May 9 Victory Day...
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 new book Lithuania ’s Holocaust skeletons come to light, exploring the...
What world leader did a grandmother in Klaipėda receive a letter from?
2016 m. gegužės 4 d. 10:06
A grandmother from Klaipėda, Lithuania has received an unexpected letter from a world leader congratulating her on the end of World War II.
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...
Poland gives state funeral to WWII resistance commander responsible for mass-murder in Lithuanian village
2016 m. balandžio 26 d. 16:12
The Lithuanian, Belarusian and Jewish communities in Poland have been incensed by a state...
Grave robbers dig up WWI and WWII German graves in Lithuania
2016 m. balandžio 21 d. 12:13
Grave robbers dug up two burial sites in Lithuania in search of military memorabilia from...
Lithuania to look for Jewish artefacts seized by Nazis
2016 m. kovo 23 d. 10:40
An investigation will look into Jewish cultural artefacts that were seized by Nazis in Lithuania during World War Two .
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...
Vilnius Oldtown regeneration plan raises concerns among locals
2016 m. kovo 14 d. 17:29
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius has raised concerns among local residents...
New list of Lithuanian KGB collaborators 'contains recognisable names'
2016 m. kovo 7 d. 08:52
A new list of former KGB agents to be released will contain the names of about ten...
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 2,000 Lithuanians who may have taken part in the killing of Jews in...
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 public organization “Sugihara Foundation - Diplomats for Life” told...
Vilnius oldtown 'reconstruction' raises concern among preservationists
2016 m. vasario 12 d. 10:42
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius , currently being drafted by the Culture...
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...
'They showed that Lithuanians were an honourable people, they saved their own and their nation's honour'
2016 m. vasario 2 d. 11:10
Hundreds of ordinary Lithuanians who saved Jews are honoured in Israel