Lithuania marks Day of Rescuers of Lithuanian Jews for the first time

The day was chosen in honour of Ona Šimaitė, a librarian at Vilnius University, who on March 15, 1966, became the first Lithuanian to be awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations for her rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.

Lithuanian FM pays respect to great-grandmother honored by Yad Vashem

The foreign minister of Lithuania honored the memory of his great-grandmother, who had been recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for risking her life to save a Jewish girl during the Holocaust.

Lithuania passes law allocating 37 million euros for Holocaust survivors

Lithuania’s parliament passed a law to set aside over 37 million euros as restitution for Holocaust survivors and their heirs. The bill passed with an overwhelming majority, with 72 parliamentarians in favor.

Lithuania PM introduces bill to expand compensation for Jewish property seized by Nazis

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte introduced a draft bill to expand a compensation plan for Jewish property seized by the Nazis and Soviets. She proposed to distribute 37 million euros in restitution for lost private property.

4 Lithuanian families recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem

Four Lithuanian families were posthumously awarded the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Cooperation agreement signed between the Jewish Museums of Belgium and Lithuania

On the occasion of the State visit of the Belgian Monarchs to Lithuania, the Jewish Museum of Belgium and the Vila Gaon Jewish Museum in Vilnius signed a cooperation agreement to exchange documents and promote joint research.

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