World War Two


Hundreds gather in cemetery in Vilnius to mark end of World War Two
2017 m. gegužės 9 d. 15:09
Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius' Antakalnis Cemetery on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War Two .
Lithuanian diplomats in Russia honor WWII victims, not to watch military parade
2017 m. gegužės 9 d. 11:54
Lithuanian diplomats on Monday paid tribute to the victims of World War Two in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, but they will not watch Tuesday's military...
Germany could lend Lithuania 1918 independence act, but not hand it over
2017 m. balandžio 21 d. 12:37
The president of the German Federal Archives says that Germany could lend Lithuania the...
Jewish property compensation funds used properly in 2016 - auditors
2017 m. vasario 9 d. 12:24
The Lithuanian National Audit Office (NAO), which in previous years identified certain...
Vilnius to hold discussion on Kazys Škirpa
2016 m. lapkričio 29 d. 11:54
The Vilnius Town Hall is hosting on Tuesday evening a discussion on whether or not to rename...
President Grybauskaitė: US should stay leader in security architecture  (2)
2016 m. lapkričio 21 d. 11:26
The United States have always been the guarantee of democracy, peace and freedom, therefore, it is important that it stays the leader of the global security efforts,...
Lithuanians 'more open' about Holocaust - President Grybauskaitė
2016 m. rugpjūčio 29 d. 17:10
Lithuanians are starting to face the Holocaust more openly, which facilitates friendlier relations with Israel , Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on...
Holocaust commemoration events 'should have more Lithuanian participation'
2016 m. rugpjūčio 25 d. 12:12
The Jewish community expects that more Lithuanians will come to attend Holocaust...
WWII German war prisoner remains exhumed in Kaunas
2016 m. rugpjūčio 22 d. 11:31
Exhumation of remains of German prisoners of war of World War II has been started in the...
Lithuania to commemorate Roma Holocaust
2016 m. rugpjūčio 2 d. 09:05
An event in Vilnius on Tuesday will pay tribute to the genocide of Roma people during World...
14-year-old chronicler of the Vilna Ghetto  (1)
2016 m. liepos 29 d. 07:44
More than seven decades ago, long queues of people would line outside the house number 4 on Žemaitijos Street in Vilnius. Each day, two hundred hungry and exhausted...
Israeli media incensed by 'parties' at Kaunas WWII killing site
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 16:43
Israeli media has recently reported on parties being held at a WWII Jewish killing site in Kaunas. However, the Lithuanian Jewish Community says the publication...
Warsaw decisions: Is one battalion enough?
2016 m. liepos 19 d. 07:21
The NATO summit in Warsaw has been lauded as historical, a breaking point that gave the...
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...
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...
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 World War Two . Villages in the distant reaches of Russia still bear traces...
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, impress and influence the world. Here is our selection of ten global stars you...
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...
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...
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 victory of Ukraine 's singer Jamala who's song is widely seen as a swipe...
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...
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...
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,...
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 Lithuania what it is today. After looking across the span of Lithuania's...
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...
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...
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...