Growing controversy over rejection of Lithuanian citizenship claims by Litvaks

Lithuania’s citizenship laws recognize the right of people who lived in Lithuania in the period 1918-1940 and their offspring to claim Lithuanian citizenship but recently a growing number of applications by Litvaks, Lithuanian Jews, have been rejected by the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior, leading to serious questions about how the system is being administered. […]

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Lithuanian prosecutors start to investigate alleged Holocaust perpetrators on list

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office said Thursday it would investigate a list of about 2,000 Lithuanians who may have taken part in the killing of Jews in Lithuania during World War Two. The list was compiled by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre in Lithuania. […]


Businessman promoting Jewish memory wins Person of Tolerance award

Businessman Valdas Balčiūnas has been named the 2015 Person of Tolerance in Lithuania, the public organization “Sugihara Foundation – Diplomats for Life” told BNS on Saturday. […]

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Talking about massacre of Jews in Lithuania still taboo 75 years later, says author

Talking about the massacre of Jews in Lithuania in 1941 is still taboo 75 years later, according to the Lithuanian author of a new book about the events. […]