Antony Barry Polonsky, Michael Berkowitz, Gail Levin, Vivi Lachs. Photo © Adam Keiras
Global LT

7th Litvak Days in London

Since 2011, The Lithuanian Embassy in London along with other organisations have been running the Litvak days. Litvak Days is essentially a celebration and teaching of the impact of Lithuanian Jews on society, including subjects such as architecture, music, culture and arts in general. […]

Faina Kukliansky
Society

US officials urge Lithuania to return Jewish property

US officials and the Lithuanian Jewish community are urging the government to return private property to Holocaust survivors and their descendants, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Wednesday. […]

National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews Marked with Commemoration at Paneriai
Society

March of Living: it’s important to remember both collaborators and Jew savers

Participants of the March of the Living, a traditional event held in Vilnius to honor the victims of the Holocaust, underline the importance of remembering both the crimes of the executioners and the feats of the rescuers. […]

Dr. Christoph Dieckmann
CORPORATE

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”. […]

The Lost Shtetl
Society

Local authorities welcome plans to build Jewish museum in Šeduva

Local authorities in the northern Lithuanian district of Radviliškis on Monday welcomed plans to build a privately-financed state-of-the-art Jewish museum in Šeduva that will be dedicated to the life of Jews in small Lithuanian towns in the pre-Holocaust era. […]

Vilnius synagogue
Global LT

Lithuania: my journey of return

As a Cape Town born Jew, my life has come full circle. Although I was born after his death, my zeida, Rabbi Shimon Ze’ev Aysenberg, played an indelible influence in my life. My father, Isaac Eisenberg, born in a stable in Mogilov, Belarus, in 1922, a medical doctor and writer, spent his life interpreting his childhood memories. […]

Israeli flag
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian, Israeli presidents underline Holocaust memory, business ties

The presidents of Lithuania and Israel on Sunday underlined the importance of preserving the heritage of Lithuanian Jews and of expanding business ties as they marked 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. […]