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Lithuania

Choral Synagogue of Vilnius defaced with pro-Palestinian graffiti

In a statement, the Lithuanian Jewish community condemned the vandalisation of the Choral Synagogue of Vilnius and demands the state to strengthen the security of Jewish institutions.

After vandalism attack, the Lithuanian Jewish community asks for increased state protection

In a statement, the Lithuanian Jewish community decries the increase in antisemitic incidents in the country and demands that the state strengthen the security of Jewish institutions.

Yad Vashem calls for an end to Nazi glorification in Lithuania

The head of Yad Vashem called for an end to the “glorification of war criminals associated with the massacre of Jews” in an address to Lithuania’s parliament.

WJRO launches international campaign to reach Lithuanian Jewish property owners and heirs eligible for compensation

The Good Will Foundation will administer a one-time payment to eligible Lithuanian Jews or certain heirs and will distribute at total of €5 -10 million to approved applicants. The deadline is December 31, 2023.

Jewish community of Balbirishok remembered in solemn ceremony

A stone stele marking the site of the synagogue which once served the Jewish community in Balbirishok (Balbieriškis) was unveiled in the small Lithuanian town. 

Lithuanian Jewish Community condemns MPs antisemitic comments and expressions

The Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) Community made a statement condemning the antisemitic remarks made by the Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Remigijus Žemaitaitis. 

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