Parts of YIVO archives discovered by US army in Frankfurt

Chronicle of pre-war Litvak life: Vilnius Jewish archive made available online

Lithuanian specialists have digitized more than 80,000 pages of documents from a pre-war Jewish research institute in order to make them available online. […]


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. […]

Valentinas Mazuronis

Lithuania’s Labour Party threatens to leave coalition over deputy minister row

Following a conversation of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius and Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis, who was instructed to sack his deputy minister Vytautas Vigelis within a week, the Labour Party‘s leader Valentinas Mazuronis rushed off to the Government’s Office. The politician is convinced that the deputy minister was appointed lawfully, although the PM insists that Vigelis should be fired. […]

Vytautas Vigelis

Deputy culture minister was appointed illegally, Lithuanian PM says

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius opposes the appointment of Vytautas Vigelis as Deputy Minister of Culture. The prime minister says the nomination was not coordinated with him and, therefore, is illegal. […]


Lithuania to mark end of World War II on 8 May

Lithuania will celebrate the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May, with official events to be attended by the president and the prime minister. […]