Grigory Kanovich. Photo

Israel Diary. On the cloud named Lithuania

We offer you a recent interview with Grigory Kanovich who several weeks won the National Prize of Lithuania for Art and Culture and was named an Honorary Citizen of his hometown, Jonava. […]

Misha (Meyshke) Shapiro (at left), head of a region’s tiny remnant Jewish community, chairs the annual commemoration in the forest at a mass grave where 8,000 Jews were killed in two days in October of 1941. Photo

Annual memorial for the Jews of Svintsyán (Švenčionys): Small but well done

Some fifty people gathered in the forest at midday on Sunday at the mass grave at Poligón, outside Švenčioneliai (Yiddish: Svintsyánke), in northeastern Lithuania, where around 8,000 Jews were murdered on 7 and 8 October 1941 after more than a week of barbaric incarceration and humiliation. […]

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. […]

Rabbi Herschel Gluck. Photo courtesy of the Lithuanian Embassy in London
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Holocaust in Lithuania Commemorated at the Embassy in London

On 18th September 2014, representatives of the British, Jewish and Lithuanian communities in the United Kingdom as well as Members of Parliament and foreign diplomats residing in London gathered at the Embassy to commemorate the Holocaust in Lithuania. […]