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Lithuania to issue first-ever Euro coin featuring Hebrew inscription

The Bank of Lithuania is planning to issue a new collectable €10 coin to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.

Israeli envoy in Vilnius: Lithuania’s Holocaust record an open wound

Israel’s ambassador to Lithuania said the Baltic nation’s Holocaust-era history is “an open wound” and called on local patriots to teach history “honestly” because “people have to know what happened here.”

A thousand join March of the Living in Lithuania

On Lithuanian Holocaust Memorial Day, 1,000 participants and graduates of "March of the Living" from across Europe marched through the Ponary Forest where 70,000 Jews were murdered in World War II.

Lithuanian Jewish leader condemns replacement of plaque honouring collaborator

Faina Kukliansky, Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, expressed her condemnation after a plaque honouring collaborator Jonas Noreika that had been removed by the Vilnius municipality was replaced illegally by protesters.

Lithuanian Jewish community re-opens synagogue after two-day closure

The Jewish Community of Lithuania re-opened the only functioning synagogue in the capital Vilnius following an outcry over its decision two days earlier to close the house of worship due to unspecified threats.

Lithuanian Jewish community closes synagogue over threats

Jewish leaders in Lithuania announced that they were temporarily closing the Vilnius Synagogue and the community's headquarters due to threats, citing an "atmosphere of rising tension".

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