Archaeological explorations of the complex of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius at Vokiečių g.13A @ Vilnius Municipality (9)
History

Archaeologists from Lithuania, Israel and USA exploring territory of the Great Synagogue complex

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. […]

Faina Kukliansky
Society

Lithuania’s Jewish Community re-elects Kukliansky as leader

The Jewish Community of Lithuania re-elected Faina Kukliansky for the second term as its chairperson at an election on Sunday, while her competitor Simonas Gurevicius dismissed the vote as unlawful and pledged to turn to court. […]

Memorial march in Molėtai
Foreign affairs

Lithuanians ‘more open’ about Holocaust – President Grybauskaitė

Lithuanians are starting to face the Holocaust more openly, which facilitates friendlier relations with Israel, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Monday after an event honouring Jewish victims World War Two massacre in Molėtai. […]

Kaunas 7th Fort
Society

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. […]

Sinagoga
Society

New Rokiškis award to honour Litvak war hero

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. […]