Lithuanian president Gitanas Nausėda and his wife Diana visited YIVO on the last day of the president’s trip to the United Nations in New York City. They met staff, viewed exhibits and learned about the world-famous Jewish research institution founded in Vilnius in 1925.
“Jewish history and culture have formed the identity of all countries of the world, not just Lithuania. Since the 15th century the Lithuanian and Jewish communities have been united by a common rich history. Vilnius was even called the Jerusalem of the North. Activities of Lithuanian Jews have left behind a priceless religious and philosophical legacy for the entire world Jewish community which is celebrated by the YIVO institute in New York,” the newly-elected president said.
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