Chiune Sugihara

Foreign minister of Lithuania pays tribute to Sugihara

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius on Friday attended an informal discussion at the Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, on educational projects, introducing Chiune Sugihara’s achievements, prospects for cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the need to raise general public awareness, in particular amongst young people, on the legacy of Sugihara and other diplomats who saved lives. […]


Lithuania’s Culture Ministry to survey ethnic minorities

Before drafting a new program for preserving identity of ethnic minorities, the Lithuanian Culture Ministry plans to launch a survey of their situation. […]

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Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund donates ambulance car

During the celebrations of Šeduva Days on 27 June, Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund made a significant donation to the local community in the form of a new fully equipped 4×4 Ford Transit ambulance car which was delivered to the local ambulance station. […]

Unique Jewish heritage site opens in Šeduva. Photo by Arūnas Baltėnas

Unique Jewish heritage site opens in Šeduva

More than two years of work on the restoration and preservation of Jewish heritage in Šeduva were marked in a private ceremony at the town’s recently restored Jewish cemetery (Žvejų gatvė). More than 400 tombstones have been identified and more than 1,300 have been either painstakingly restored or preserved in a tribute to the lives of the thousands of Jews that once comprised the majority of this Lithuanian shtetl. […]

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Vilnius resident discovers electric substation he thinks was built of Jewish tombstones

Giedrius Sakalauskas, a resident of Vilnius, was taking a walk with his son on Sunday when he made a disturbing discovery. An electric substation on Olandų Street that seemed to be built out of Jewish tombstones. […]

Rūta Vanagaitė

Opinion: Why we have not, do not and will not talk about Holocaust in Lithuania

Vilijampolė, Kaunas, winter. The project “Being a Jew”. A group of thirty teachers led by a Jewish guide are standing in the former Kaunas ghetto. Houses, garages, storage spaces, wood piles where, during the war, thousands of Jews were herded like animals by the Nazis, where Jewish children played, and from where they were later taken to a square or to one of the Kaunas forts and shot. […]