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Hollywood star Sean Penn’s grandfather came from which town in Lithuania?

The famous US actor Sean Penn, two-time Oscar winner, appears to have Lithuanian roots with his Litvak (Lithuanian Jewish) grandfather born in Lithuania in 1879. […]

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World famous Lithuanian-descent Italian architect to create ‘gift to Vilnius’

One of the world’s most famous architects Massimiliano Fuksas who was born to a Lithuanian Jewish father in Rome, is coming to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius this week to compete for an opportunity to design a new business center on Konstitucijos Avenue. […]

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’75 year-long musical composition’ to be played to commemorate Lithuania’s Holocaust victims

The award-winning founder and director of the International Centre for Litvak Photography Richard Schofield recently commissioned a piece of music to be performed as part of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Kaunas Ghetto. […]

Kulautuva wooden synagogue. Photo Culture Heritage Department
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Wooden 1930s synagogue in Kulautuva will not be preserved

A wooden synagogue from the 1930s which was recently discovered underneath another building near Kaunas will not be preserved, the Kauno Diena daily reports. […]