Benjaminas Netanyahu, Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

Will Lithuania become Israel’s wedge in the European Union? The message Netanyahu sends to his own

With B. Netanyahu’s historic visit concluding, Lithuania is beginning to lean toward the US‘ position on Iran. This was the discussion topic on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Lithuanian Prime […]

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects Lost Shtetl museum render
Society

Ground-breaking ceremony for “The Lost Shtetl,” a unique museum and memorial complex in Lithuania designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects

On Friday 4th May the ground-breaking ceremony will take place in Šeduva, Lithuania, for The Lost Shtetl Museum and Memorial designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. The ceremony will mark the official start of on-site preparations for the construction of the 3000m2 museum, which will stand to remember and teach about life in what was a predominantly Jewish area – before local populations were decimated by the Holocaust, according to a press release from Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. […]

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Culture

Lithuania to again read names in memory of Holocaust victims

Lithuania will commemorate the Jewish Genocide Memorial Day this year by reading the names of the Holocaust victims out loud, with the reading to kick off in Merkine this past Sunday and continue in Vilnius and Kaunas next week. […]

Zarasai
Society

Zarasai marks European days of Jewish culture

The town of Zarasai, nestled in the picturesque north-east of the country amongst sparkling lakes and gently rolling hills, may be best known as a summer holiday destination, but for two days this weekend it chose to highlight a different side of its cultural history. To mark the European Days of Jewish Culture, the Zarasai Regional Museum organised three events that gave the public an opportunity to reflect on the region’s largely vanished Jewish heritage. […]