Gestapo and NKVD: A History of Chekist-Nazi Cooperation

In West Berlin, on Heinrich Dernburg Street, among other “memorial plaques” that commemorate the names of the victims of Nazism, there is a brass plate with several dates engraved. It is tucked away in the […]

D. Trump speaks to the Poles in Warsaw
Foreign affairs

Pavilionis – Trump’s message to the world – hear out our region

Whatever US President Donald Trump may have said today at the Warsaw Uprising monument, just the fact that his second trip abroad was to Poland is something we should be happy about. While much of […]

Dr. Christoph Dieckmann

German historian poses a question that holds many Lithuanians up to Shame

Effective German cooperation with the Lithuanians became a death trap for the Jews of Lithuania. In Lithuania it was patriots – ethnic nationalists – who killed the Jews in the hopes of creating a strong ethnic state without Jews, Russians and Poles. This is what eminent German historian Dr. Christoph Dieckmann said in an exclusive interview with DELFI. Dr. Dieckmann who works at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main wrote the book “Germany’s Occupation Policy in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944”. […]

Angela Merkel and Saulius Skvernelis

Germans view sending troops to Lithuania with caution due to their history

“In order to reach 2% GDP defence spending, Germany would need to raise its defence spending by 20 billion euro. Do you fear that Germany will become a powerful military state?” BNS asks. Such was […]

Kaunas Requiem by the International Centre for Litvak Photography

Week of Jewish Commemoration at New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas

Kaunas —Saturday marked the opening of a weeklong public program at the New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas, Lithuania, commemorating of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Organised by the International Centre for Litvak Photography, or IC4LP, the program is the launch and first instalment of a long-term artistic activity called the Kaunas Requiem, which involves the composition of an experimental music-based artwork that is proposed to run for a duration of seventy-five years. The program also offers the public an opportunity to engage with two of the centre’s ongoing remembrance projects on the theme of the lost Jewish culture of Kaunas and its surrounds, one photographic and one architectural. […]

Baltic Way on August 23, 1989

Lithuania commemorating 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way

On August 23, Lithuania is celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a defining moment in the Baltic countries’ movement for independence from the Soviet Union.

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