World War Two

14-year-old chronicler of the Vilna Ghetto
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...
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...
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 funeral accorded to a partisan leader linked to mass murders during World...
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...
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...
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 fearing that the document will open way for new construction in their...
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...
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...