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Speaker of the Seimas calls for ombudsman’s resignation over antisemitic remarks

Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker has urged the ombudsman for academic ethics and procedures to step down amid allegations of antisemitism.

Lithuania to apply the working definition of antisemitism

Lithuania has approved the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. The Lithuanian government has recommended all public authorities to take this definition into account in their work.

Japanese PM honours memory of diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews

"Sugihara needed a lot of courage to do what he has done, especially when we know that it was dangerous for him to defy the government's orders," the head of Lithuania's Jewish community, Faina Kukliansky, said.

Jewish Vilnius trove reveals pre-war “Jerusalem of the North”

For decades, a confessional in a church in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius kept a precious secret: a trove of documents offering an unprecedented glimpse into Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.

Holocaust survivor opens art museum in hometown Vilnius

Painter and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak on Monday opened a museum of his allegorical work inspired by Jewish history in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, more than half a century after he held his first exhibition as a nine-year-old inside its wartime ghetto.

National memorial day for Lithuanian Holocaust victims commemorated in Vilnius

The National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews was commemorated...

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