World War Two

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 original copy of its 1918 declaration of independence recently found in...
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 irregularities in the use of compensation funds for Jewish religious...
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,...
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...
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 memorial events.
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 southern redoubt of the Kaunas fortress, Kauno Diena daily reports.
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...
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...
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 Baltic states and Poland a reason to celebrate and stop fearing...
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 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...
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 Lithuanian Post , the first in a series dedicated to world-famous people...
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...
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 War Two in Moscow on Sunday by visiting the Eternal Flame Memorial at the...
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,...
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 military parade in Moscow , Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has said on...
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...
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...