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Lithuania

The Unbelievable Story of the restoration of the Kėdainiai Kloiz

A local historian reported that he had discovered interesting and previously unpublished facts during the restoration of the Kedainai Kloiz in Central Lithuania.

Klaipėda to Remember Synagogue Put to Torch by the Nazis

Plans are underway to commemorate the Darzu street synagogue which operated in the interwar period in the Old Town of Klaipėda.

Lithuanian Jewish Community presents Year of Vilna Gaon commemorative medallion to country’s President

Lithuanian Jewish Community Chairwoman Faina Kukliansky presented the Lithuanian president Gitanas Nauseda with a medal commemorating the Year of the Vilna Gaon and Litvak History.

Searching for the synagogues of Pakruojis, archaelogists find parts of its Old Town

Archaeologists working in Pakruojis, Lithuania have found the foundations of the town's Winter Synagogue and uncovered cultural strata from its Old Town from the 17th and 18th centuries

Lithuanian wooden synagogues under restoration

The small wooden synagogues in Alanta and Kurkliai, Lithuania, are under restoration.

Bank of Lithuania issues 10€ coin in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Vilna Gaon

In a tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announced that the Bank of Lithuania would issue a 10€ silver collector coin dedicated to the 300th birth anniversary of the Vilna Gaon.

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