Dr. Christoph Dieckmann
CORPORATE

German historian poses a question that holds many Lithuanians up to Shame

Effective German cooperation with the Lithuanians became a death trap for the Jews of Lithuania. In Lithuania it was patriots – ethnic nationalists – who killed the Jews in the hopes of creating a strong ethnic state without Jews, Russians and Poles. This is what eminent German historian Dr. Christoph Dieckmann said in an exclusive interview with DELFI. Dr. Dieckmann who works at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main wrote the book “Germany’s Occupation Policy in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944”. […]

Kaunas Requiem by the International Centre for Litvak Photography
Society

Week of Jewish Commemoration at New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas

Kaunas —Saturday marked the opening of a weeklong public program at the New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas, Lithuania, commemorating of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Organised by the International Centre for Litvak Photography, or IC4LP, the program is the launch and first instalment of a long-term artistic activity called the Kaunas Requiem, which involves the composition of an experimental music-based artwork that is proposed to run for a duration of seventy-five years. The program also offers the public an opportunity to engage with two of the centre’s ongoing remembrance projects on the theme of the lost Jewish culture of Kaunas and its surrounds, one photographic and one architectural. […]

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Society

Vilnius police take down Soviet flags on Russia’s Victory Day

Vilnius police were alerted twice on Monday about public displays of Soviet Union symbols, which is a crime in Lithuania. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: The meaning of Victory Day in Russia

On 8 May, Lithuania is joining Europe in commemorating victory over Nazism. Russia celebrates its own Victory Day on 9 May. The Germans signed the instrument of surrender in Reims, France, on 7 May 1945. It was to come into effect at 11 PM on 8 May. […]