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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister visits the future museum of Lithuanian Jewish shtetlakh in Šeduva

On 4 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis visited the unique historical museum of Lithuanian Jewish shtetlakh that is under construction in Šeduva.

Lithuanian WWII research head fired for whitewashing Nazi collaborator

The head of Lithuania's Genocide and Resistance Research Centre has been fired for whitewashing the actions of a Nazi collaborator who was responsible for the deportation of 12,000 Jews to ghettos and confiscation of their property. 

Symbolic Commemoration of Holocaust Victims at Ponar on Yom HaShoah

A symbolic ceremony to honour victims of the Holocaust will take place at noon on Yom HaShoah at the Ponar Memorial Complex outside Vilnius.

MyHeritage unveils millions of historic Lithuanian Jewish records

Online genealogy service MyHeritage has published more than four million Lithuanian Jewish records dating back to Catherine the Great’s Russian empire and up until the Holocaust. 

Digging documented near privately owned mass grave of Jews in Lithuania

Construction was documented near a mass grave of Jewish Lithuanian Holocaust victims on privately owned land that the government had promised to reclaim.

Lithuanian Jewish Community chairwoman demands investigation for Holocaust denial

Lithuanian Jewish Community chairwoman Faina Kukliansky reacted to MP Valdas Rakutis’s statement on the Holocaust by demanding the Office of General Prosecutor initiate a pre-trial investigation on Holocaust denial and distortion.

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