Polish-Jewish Displaced Persons in a Camp near Zeilsheim in 1946. Curtesy of USHMM Washington

Seminar to look into Lithuanian-Jewish experiences as deportees and displaced persons

Colloquium Vilnense invites you to a session at Vilnius University on the survival of Lithuanian Jews in the GULag and their way to Displaced Persons Camps after the end of the war. Violeta Davoliūtė (Vilnius) and Markus Nesselrodt (Berlin) will present their ongoing research. […]

Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem
Foreign affairs

Lithuania calls on Israel to stop settlement building in East Jerusalem

Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday called on the Government of Israel to stop the expansion of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. […]

Rachil Kostanian - one of the founders of the Museum and the Holocaust Exhibition welcomes all guests and shares her memories about Dmitri Gelpern

“He was like a captain of a ship,” Kaunas ghetto resistance leader commemorated at Holocaust Exhibit

The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum Holocaust Exhibit, housed in a traditional wooden green house on Pamėnkalnio gatvė, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Kaunas ghetto on 30 September. The commemoration was scheduled to coincide with the centennial of the birth of the museum’s co-founder and Kaunas ghetto leader, Dmitrijus Gelpernas. […]

A. Smetona su žydais,Lietuvos valstybes istorijos archyvo nuotr.

American and Lithuanian institutions to merge Jewish archives online

The New York-based YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Lithuanian institutions plan to digitalize and merge online pre-war archives on both sides of the Atlantic about the life of Eastern European Jews. […]

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Lithuanian president awards 51 Life Saving Crosses to savers of Jews

On the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Jews, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has awarded Life Saving Crosses to those who, despite mortal danger to their lives and their families’ lives, rescued Jews during World War II from the Nazis. […]