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Lithuania

Lithuanian Constitutional Court ruled that MP Remigijus Žemaitaitis broke his oath of office with his antisemitic statements

Following this ruling, lawmakers will now have to vote on stripping Žemaitaitis of his mandate, if he does not voluntarily step down. To do that, at least 85 lawmakers need to vote in favour.

The Lithuanian Jewish community commemorates the 1944 Kaunas Ghetto Children’s Aktion

Around 1,700 Jewish children and elderly individuals were forcibly removed from the ghetto by Nazi forces and then killed.

In Vilnius University, Lithuania’s Rescuers of Jews Day was solemnly observed

According to the Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) community, without these courageous acts, the tragic toll of Jewish victims in Lithuania could have been significantly higher.

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.

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