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Lithuania

Two Jewish monuments desecrated in Vilnius

Two monuments of famous Vilnius Jewish historical figures were desecrated.

Lithuanian lawmakers honor an alleged perpetrator of Holocaust pogrom

Lithuanian lawmakers want to make 2021 the year of Juozas Luksa-Daumantas — a nationalist accused of participating in a Holocaust-era massacre of Jews.

New book on the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania presented

A new book by writer Rūta Vanagaitė and historian Christoph Dieckmann on the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania was presented at a launch event held at the Choral Synagogue in Vilnius.

51.000 sign petition against centre being built on 500-year-old Vilnius cemetery

More than 51,000 people have signed a petition opposing plans to build a convention centre on top of a 500-year-old Jewish cemetery in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

Interactive map of Lithuanian Jewish cultural heritage created

An interactive map of the Jewish cultural heritage in Lithuania has been created featuring more than 200 hotspots offering information on Jewish cultural sites across the country.

Lithuanian Jews spared by coronavirus celebrate the Vilna Gaon

The Lithuanian Jewish community has been able to go through the pandemic comparatively unscathed, and still managed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.

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