Vilnius which is changing every day makes every effort to preserve values of cultural heritage – archaeological explorations of the complex of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius (at Vokiečių g. 13A) started on 12 July, and on 2 – 6 September, creative workshops for preserving its heritage will be held. The restoration of the entire territory and the adjacent areas is planned by 2023. […]
August 29th, 2016, has become truly important day for Lithuanian people, for Israel, and for all of us who does not know the past term for Holocaust. On that day, a small Lithuanian town of Moletai has become a scene of tangible and penetrating lesson on the Shoah. It was a rare event – unpretending, quiet and sincere; determined and devoted; the real thing. […]
Lithuania’s Prime Minister joined dozens of people marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the massacre of more than 650 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their local Lithuanian collaborators at the town of Šeduva on Tuesday. It was the third such event in as many days, coming after Holocaust-related commemorations in Biržai and Molėtai. […]
More than seven decades ago, long queues of people would line outside the house number 4 on Žemaitijos Street in Vilnius. Each day, two hundred hungry and exhausted creatures came to the library of the Vilna Ghetto – not for bread, but for books. […]
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 researching the edifice which was razed to the ground over half a century ago.
The Rokiškis Regional Museum and the US-based non-profit organization Remembering Litvaks, have established a new research award, the volunteer Private Ruvin Bun award, to encourage a better understanding of the contribution of ethnic minorities to the founding of an independent Lithuanian state. […]
Lithuania gave the world many stellar personalities that have and continue to entertain, impress and influence the world. Here is our selection of ten global stars you may not have suspected have Lithuanian blood. […]