Rasa Juknevičienė MEP
Central/Eastern Europe

Putin’s parallel world and the return of Stalin

Right before Christmas, some interesting and strange things have surfaced in news reports. Not everyone has been following what was being published on the internet sites, which is why it is worth elaborating a bit […]

A monument on the Via Baltica
Society

Documents of Nazi occupational agencies found in southern Lithuania

Employees of the ethnographic museum of Marijampolė, southern Lithuania, have discovered operational documents of the Nazi occupational administration in Lithuania, the Special Archive said on Friday. […]

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”. […]

March of survivors in Molėtai
Opinion

On Russian Propaganda, Anti-Semitism, and Lithuania’s Lessons

No-brainer questions in Vilnius A bizarre debate has taken place in Vilnius a few days ago: should our municipality rename a street dedicated to Kazys Škirpa, a former Lithuanian diplomat notorious for his rabid anti-Semitic […]

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. […]

Vilna Ghetto. Yad Vashem Photo Archives
Opinion

14-year-old chronicler of the Vilna Ghetto

More than seven decades ago, long queues of people would line outside the house number 4 on Žemaitijos Street in Vilnius. Each day, two hundred hungry and exhausted creatures came to the library of the Vilna Ghetto – not for bread, but for books. […]