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Lithuanian parliament calls on local authorities to mark all Jewish massacre sites

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, has called on local municipalities to monumentalise all places of mass massacre of Jews and tend to Jewish cemeteries as Lithuania marked the 80th anniversary of the start of Jewish Holocaust in Lithuania.

Vilnius Jewish cemetery plaque defaced with swastika

A swastika was painted on a plaque of the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius Piramontas, as reported by the Lithuanian Jewish Community.

Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

Participants gather in the central parts of cities and towns formerly inhabited by Jews and then march to mass murder sites, retracking the path of the victims killed during the Holocaust.

Archaeologists find main part of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius

An international team of archaeologists has found the most important part of the former Great Synagogue of Vilnius in Lithuania.

Lithuania abandons plan to build conference center atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania’s government has shelved controversial plans to build a flashy conference center on what used to be a Jewish cemetery in the capital city of Vilnius.

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,.

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