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Lithuania

Lithuanian wooden synagogues under restoration

The small wooden synagogues in Alanta and Kurkliai, Lithuania, are under restoration.

Bank of Lithuania issues 10€ coin in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Vilna Gaon

In a tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announced that the Bank of Lithuania would issue a 10€ silver collector coin dedicated to the 300th birth anniversary of the Vilna Gaon.

Kaunas celebrates Jewish past, honours Israeli poet

Three massive murals representing the city's most famous and influential Jewish residents are all set to be unveiled in Kaunas, Lithuania's second biggest city.

A bid for Righteous Gentile monument announced in Lithuania

A public tender has been announced for a conceptual sculptural and architectural project to erect a monument to Lithuanian residents who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

Appointment of Holocaust museum advisor worries historians and Jewish community

The Lithuanian Jewish Community and historians are raising questions about the appointment of an advisor at the Center for the Study of the Resistance and Genocide of Residents of Lithuania.

Two Jewish monuments desecrated in Vilnius

Two monuments of famous Vilnius Jewish historical figures were desecrated.

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