Lithuania

Lithuania defends Nazi collaborator accused of killing Jews

Lithuania’s 'Centre for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of the Residents of Lithuania' defended a deceased collaborator with Nazi Germany who is accused of murdering Jews.

Pope Francis joins Lithuanian Jews in marking 75th anniversary of destruction of Vilnius ghetto

Pope Francis prayed at the site of the Vilnius Ghetto on the 75th anniversary of its liquidation.

Japanese diplomat’s son finds forged “visas for life” in Lithuanian archives

The youngest son of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, has discovered in the Lithuanian Central State Archives that some of the "visas for life" issued by his father were forgeries.

Lithuania admits its citizens murdered Jews during the Holocaust

The government of Lithuania has officially accepted responsibility for the mass murders of Jews by Lithuanian citizens carried out during the Holocaust, according to a document obtained by Israel Hayom.

Lithuanian Jews say national hero killed Jews and should not be honoured

Leaders of Lithuania’s Jewish community have asked authorities in Vilnius to remove a plaque honouring an anti-Soviet fighter whose granddaughter said killed Jews.

Archeologists find bimah of historic synagogue in Vilnius destroyed by Nazis and Soviets

An international team of archaeologists announced the discovery of the bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius.

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