What did I inherit from my family who survived the Lithuanian Holocaust?

In this important and poignant collection of thoughts and memories from descendants of Holocaust survivors, 88 men and women from around the world share personal, often heartrending reflections...

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2015 version of Litvak Culture Map

Dovid Katz, who has taught at Oxford, Yale and Vilnius University and is now an independent researcher based in Vilnius, has released today the 2015 base version of his map of the traditional Litvak culture area in northeastern Europe.

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Lithuanian Jewish Community Calendar for 5775 (2014-2015) Celebrates Litvak Doctors

LJC and JDC have produced Jewish calendars distributed free to community members and friends during the Jewish New Year season. This year, 5775, the theme chosen was Lithuanian Jewish contributions to medicine.

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LESS HATE, MORE TOLERANCE

In the activities it carries out, the Lithuanian Jewish Community constantly emphasizes the importance of human respect.

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A blueprint to combat anti-Semitism in Europe

2015-01-28

On January 27th the world will come together to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Yet 70 years since end of the most horrific chapter in Europe’s history, anti-Semitism has once again surged to levels unprecedented since the end of the Holocaust, with virtually no part of Europe free from this oldest and most enduring form of hatred.

Whether it is the kosher supermarket attack in Paris this January, the shooting in the Brussels Jewish Museum last year, or frequent assaults against Jews and vandalism of synagogues and Jewish stores, there is an increasingly palpable sense of fear and insecurity among many Jewish communities in Europe.

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Still fighting over Auschwitz, 70 years on

2015-01-28

Vladimir Putin's absence from events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp shows how Europe is still bitterly divided over the legacy of the Holocaust.

The Kremlin has confirmed Mr Putin will not attend Tuesday's ceremony at the camp in Poland on Tuesday, unlike many world leaders, including the presidents of France, Germany and Poland.

The official reason is that the Russian president did not receive a formal invitation.

The organisers of the ceremonies said no personal invitations were sent to any leader, but the Kremlin evidently feels snubbed, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying the letter was "not something that should be responded to".

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The Lithuanian Jewish Community invites you to come and commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

2015-01-26
January 26, 2015  Program: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Reading of the names of Holocaust victims at the synagogue, Pylimo no. 39, Vilnius 4:00 P.M. Ceremony to honor Holocaust victims at the Lithuanian Jewish Community. Jascha Heifetz Hall, 3rd floor, Lithuanian Jewish Community, Pylimo no. 4, Vilnius To include:   read more
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Lithuanian Jewish Community Winter Children’s Camp at Šventoji, Lithuania

2015-01-26

Eighty children aged from 7 to 18 from Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai came together for the LJC winter camp at the end of December. The camp held at the Šventoji, Lithuania recreational and health resort Energetikas lasted six days. The children were treated to an intensive program of activities prepared by the camp leaders as well as having an opportunity to enjoy the seaside and one another.

 Dorin Rosenkova, the camp leader, was a participant at such camps not so long ago but is now the director responsible for all children. She said everyone was satisfied with this camp.

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‘Double Genocide’ has become the deadliest form of denial

2015-01-23

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches amid a disturbing new cover-up of Holocaust history. Across Eastern Europe, the notion of a "Double Genocide" - the idea that there were two equal holocausts, Soviet and Nazi - has been pushed by governments and nationalist elites in the media and arts.

The concept suggests that Jews were communists, and participated in the communist crimes against their countries - which must equally count as "genocide".

Therefore, the Holocaust should be reconceived as one of two equal catastrophes, one of them allegedly involving major Jewish culpability.

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