Lithuania

Lithuania rejects request to transfer remains of the Vilna Gaon

Lithuania said it has rejected a request from Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu to move the remains of the Vilna Gaon from Vilnius to Israel for reburial.

Lithuanian judge postpones trial over deceased Nazi collaborator

A Lithuanian judge postponed a precedent-setting trial in which civil servants intend to publicly defend in court the actions and good name of a deceased Nazi collaborator.

Lithuania defends Nazi collaborator accused of killing Jews

Lithuania’s 'Centre for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of the Residents of Lithuania' defended a deceased collaborator with Nazi Germany who is accused of murdering Jews.

Pope Francis joins Lithuanian Jews in marking 75th anniversary of destruction of Vilnius ghetto

Pope Francis prayed at the site of the Vilnius Ghetto on the 75th anniversary of its liquidation.

Japanese diplomat’s son finds forged “visas for life” in Lithuanian archives

The youngest son of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, has discovered in the Lithuanian Central State Archives that some of the "visas for life" issued by his father were forgeries.

Lithuania admits its citizens murdered Jews during the Holocaust

The government of Lithuania has officially accepted responsibility for the mass murders of Jews by Lithuanian citizens carried out during the Holocaust, according to a document obtained by Israel Hayom.

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