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Šiauliai regional and Klaipėda Jewish communities commemorate Holocaust victims in Ylakiai, Lithuania

Members of the Šiauliai Regional and Klaipėda Jewish Communities attended an event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Holocaust in Ylakiai, Lithuania,.

Lithuania now mature enough to deal with Holocaust legacy, says PM Ingrida Šimonytė

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has noted that the contemporary Lithuanian society is "mature and strong enough" to face the legacy of Holocaust in  the country. 

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister visits the future museum of Lithuanian Jewish shtetlakh in Šeduva

On 4 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis visited the unique historical museum of Lithuanian Jewish shtetlakh that is under construction in Šeduva.

Lithuanian WWII research head fired for whitewashing Nazi collaborator

The head of Lithuania's Genocide and Resistance Research Centre has been fired for whitewashing the actions of a Nazi collaborator who was responsible for the deportation of 12,000 Jews to ghettos and confiscation of their property. 

Symbolic Commemoration of Holocaust Victims at Ponar on Yom HaShoah

A symbolic ceremony to honour victims of the Holocaust will take place at noon on Yom HaShoah at the Ponar Memorial Complex outside Vilnius.

MyHeritage unveils millions of historic Lithuanian Jewish records

Online genealogy service MyHeritage has published more than four million Lithuanian Jewish records dating back to Catherine the Great’s Russian empire and up until the Holocaust. 

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