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Lithuania

Kaunas celebrates Jewish past, honours Israeli poet

Three massive murals representing the city's most famous and influential Jewish residents are all set to be unveiled in Kaunas, Lithuania's second biggest city.

A bid for Righteous Gentile monument announced in Lithuania

A public tender has been announced for a conceptual sculptural and architectural project to erect a monument to Lithuanian residents who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

Appointment of Holocaust museum advisor worries historians and Jewish community

The Lithuanian Jewish Community and historians are raising questions about the appointment of an advisor at the Center for the Study of the Resistance and Genocide of Residents of 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.

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