Žydų (Jews) street in Vilnius

Litvaks again applying for Lithuanian passports after legal amendment

After an amendment to the Citizenship Law took effect in Lithuania in July, Litvaks, i.e. Jews of Lithuanian origin, living in Israel and the Republic of South Africa are again submitting applications for restoration of their Lithuanian citizenship, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Wednesday. […]


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. […]

Kaunas 7th Fort

Israeli media incensed by ‘parties’ at Kaunas WWII killing site

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 is merely recycling an old story. […]

Author Rita Gabis was born to a Lithuanian Catholic mother, and a Jewish father. (Photo Rina Castelnuovo, The Times of Israel)
Global LT

The realization your grandfather may have murdered thousands of Jews

“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 220,000 Lithuanian Jews killed during WWII — and the people who let it happen. […]

Tel Aviv airport
Foreign affairs

Mother of Lithuanian activist detained in Israel dismisses charges as ‘unfounded’

The mother of Lithuanian citizen Gabrielė Tervidytė who has been detained in Israel as “a threat to national security” for her activities in Palestine, said the allegations were unfounded. […]