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Society

Lithuanian prosecutors ‘should look into list of Holocaust perpetrators’

The leader of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Faina Kukliansky, says that the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre should submit the list of Holocaust perpetrators to prosecutors for scrutiny. […]

Ambassador Bert Van der Lingen     Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Dutch and Lithuanian interests deeply intertwined, says ambassador

Ludo Segers talks to the Dutch ambassador about taking over the presidency of the European council, on why David Cameron’s speech on getting a new deal for Britain with the EU was not anti-European, on how the Netherlands security interests are intrinsically intertwined with those of Lithuania and the Baltic States, and on how a new statue to be unveiled in Kaunas will commemorate an unsung Dutch hero of the Holocaust. […]

Menorah lit on Kudirkos Square
Society

Bright messages during 22nd Vilnius Menorah lighting

A large crowd gathered on Kudirkos Square to witness Rabbi Sholom B. Krinsky light the Menorah candelabra this past Thursday. With the mayor of Vilnius and the first Israeli ambassador to Lithuania, Amir Maimo, attending, this 22nd Hanukkah event in Vilnius showed that it has grown with the city. […]

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Society

Hanukkah in Kaunas with Chassidic pop and traditional latkes

Residents of Kaunas and exchange students curiously glanced at a crowd, standing outside despite the cold around an imposing metal menorah next to the colourfully lit Musical Theater. Holding Bengal lights, members of the small Jewish community in Kaunas, their ethnic Lithuanian friends, and Israeli students gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the third day of Hanukkah – the festival of lights. Chassidic techno-pop music in Hebrew was blasting from loudspeakers. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Global LT

Litvaks’ public diplomacy is important to Lithuania, President Grybauskaitė says

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the first ever Israeli Litvak Forum in Tel Aviv. In her address to Jews with roots in Lithuania and their descendants, the president emphasized their special contribution to establishing Lithuania’s ties with the world and invited them to foster what connects Lithuanian and Jewish nations, the press service of the president said. […]

President Grybauskaitė meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Foreign affairs

President in Israel hears no criticism of Lithuanian-Jewish relations

Chief Advisor to the Lithuanian President on Foreign Policy, Renaldas Vaisbrodas, says that during her visit to Israel President Dalia Grybauskaitė has not heard any criticism about relations between the Lithuanians and the Jews. […]

President Grybauskaitė meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaitė: Difficult challenges for Lithuania and Israel

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is in Israel on an official visit, met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The meeting – the first between the Lithuanian president and the president of Israel, who was elected last year – focused on the most relevant issues relating to regional security and bilateral cooperation. The Israeli president, who emphasizes his Litvak roots, and Dalia Grybauskaitė also discussed measures to strengthen Israel’s ties with Lithuania, the presidential press service said. […]

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Culture

Six synagogues in Lithuania listed as protected cultural heritage

Six synagogues in Lithuania have been included into the list of monuments protected by the state, BNS reports. […]