The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania has faced Holocaust distortion allegations for years.
In an effort to discover the truth about the Holocaust in Lithuania, the Jerusalem-based Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff and writer Rūta Vanagaite undertook a 40-day journey together through the country.
April 23, 2020, marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon.
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.
The synagogue originally had five floors, two of which were underground, and could host up to 5,000 worshipers.
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
Living between an overbearing neighbor’s thickening shadow and a murdered population’s whispering remains, Lithuania struggles to seize the future and overcome the past.
Along with the synagogue, the community’s headquarters also were announced as being shut down due to threatening phone calls and emails, Kukliansky said Tuesday.