Lithuanian, Nazi-hunter team-up.
April 23, 2020, marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.
The resolution was presented after a committee of the Lithuanian parliament began drafting legislation to declare that neither Lithuania nor its leaders had participated in the Holocaust.
During the pandemic, the community also marked two important events: the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon and the 75th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.
Hundreds of chairs with fake money on them were placed atop what used to be a Jewish cemetery in Lithuania to protest delays in plans to build a conference center on the grounds.
The synagogue originally had five floors, two of which were underground, and could host up to 5,000 worshipers.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
The Germans continue to acknowledge, confront and apologize for their dark past. In contrast, Lithuanians, Armenians, Poles and others are rewriting and distorting their roles in this tragic history.
The project Lost Shtetl tells the story of Jewish Shadeve: "I want to showcase the dazzling vibrancy and richness of Lithuanian-Jewish life before the Holocaust".
Lithuanian government ‘shares concerns’ of Jewish community over proposed Holocaust law