Symbol recently hijacked by neo-Nazis placed on Jewish coin

Lithuania places popular far-right symbol on coin celebrating Jewish heritage.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/23/2019, 8:06 PM

Lithuania’s Holocaust record ‘open wound,’ Israeli envoy says

At genocide seminar for teachers, Israeli envoy tells history teachers in Vilnius that country's Holocaust record is an ‘open wound.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/29/2019, 3:02 PM

Vilnius gets first yeshiva since World War II

Lithuanian capital, once one of the most prominent centers of religious Jewish study that was later destroyed by the Nazis, gets new yeshivaCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/23/2019, 2:55 PM

Dirt swastikas left in front of Lithuanian Jewish center

Swastikas formed out of dirt and flowers left in front of Lithuanian Jewish community headquarters.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/15/2019, 7:03 PM

Demonstrators hang plaque honoring Lithuanian Nazi collaborator

Plaque honoring Nazi collaborator hung in Lithuania's capital city by nationalist activists.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/9/2019, 7:37 AM

Vilnius synagogue reopens 2 days after closure

Lithuanian Jewish community reopens only synagogue in capital Vilnius after receiving threats.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 8/8/2019, 10:00 PM

Lithuania synagogue shut over threats amid collaborators debate

Shutdowns lack precedent in Lithuania since independence from Russia in 1990.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 8/6/2019, 10:44 PM

Vilnius: Plaque honoring alleged war criminal to be removed?

Vilnius mayor orders removal of contested plaque honoring alleged war criminal.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/27/2019, 10:57 PM

Vilnius to rename street honoring anti-Semitic Nazi collaborator

City council of Lithuanian capital votes to rename street honoring Nazi collaborator accused of inspiring Holocaust murders.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/25/2019, 12:49 PM

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.AFP, 7/19/2019, 1:51 PM

Lithuania to blacklist Holocaust denier David Irving

Lithuanian Foreign Minister says his country will blacklist David Irving to prevent him from entering the country should he try to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2019, 5:41 AM

Lawyer smashes plaque honoring Nazi collaborator in Lithuania

Lawyer smashes plaque honoring Nazi collaborator, waits with sledgehammer for arrest.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/8/2019, 4:56 PM

Lithuania’s genocide studies center accused of Holocaust denial

Local Jews say Lithuania’s state body for preserving the memory of the Holocaust broke the country’s laws against denying that genocide.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/3/2019, 5:08 PM

Lithuania: Court rejects suit against honoring Nazi collaborator

Californian who sued Lithuanian center for honoring Nazi collaborator promises to pursue case, appeal to European Court of Justice.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/27/2019, 3:51 PM

Lithuanian PM considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis says he will consider moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital if he becomes president.AFP, 3/19/2019, 5:26 PM

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian counterpart

Meeting is a continuation of Netanyahu's August 2018 visit to Lithuania.Ben Ariel, 1/30/2019, 4:51 AM

Lithuanian church removes stairs made from Jewish headstones

Lithuania’s Evangelical Reformed Church removes headstones from Jewish cemetery installed as stairs under Soviet rule.Cnaan Lipshiz/JTA, 1/24/2019, 8:36 PM

Lithuanian judge postpones trial over deceased Nazi collaborator

Lithuanian judge postpones precedent-setting trial in which civil servants intend to publicly defend deceased Nazi collaborator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/16/2019, 6:28 PM

Lithuania defends Nazi collaborator accused of killing Jews

Defense comes in response to American activist’s lawsuit demanding removal of plaque in Vilnius honoring Jonas Noreika.JTA, 11/4/2018, 1:24 PM

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.AFP, 9/23/2018, 3:31 PM

Forged Holocaust-era visas discovered in Lithuania state archive

Son of Japanese Holocaust rescuer finds forged visas in Lithuanian archive.JTA, 9/15/2018, 8:17 PM

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Jews still threatened with annihilation, Netanyahu tells Vilnius congregation, but Jews 'are no longer helpless'.JTA, 8/27/2018, 8:37 AM

Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaon

Israeli Prime Minister tours Jewish sites in Vilnius, once known as the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 9:32 PM

Nazi-hunter: How could PM praise Lithuania?-

Zuroff: 'Only in Eastern Europe collaboration with Nazis included active participation in systematic mass murder.'Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2018, 5:06 PM

Nazi hunter slams PM Netanyahu's praise of Lithuania

Dr. Efraim Zuroff says PM Netanyahu's comments show 'total moral failure,' says he 'obviously learned nothing' from Holocaust bill 'fiasco.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2018, 11:25 PM

Netanyahu: Lithuania is part of my family history

'My great-grandfather came from Lithuania.' Netanyahu meets Lithuanian president during Baltic trip, says visit has special meaning for him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 1:31 PM

Lithuania offers to broker talks between Israel and EU

Prime Minister of Lithuania offers to initiate dialogue between European Union and Israel in pursuit of 'compromise on int'l issues'.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu to Lithuanian PM: Thank you for your courage

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, thanks him for taking a stand of "clarity, truth and courage" at the EU.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 2:36 AM

Netanyahu to be first PM to visit Lithuania

PM Netanyahu to make historic visit to Lithuania tomorrow as part of rowing ties with eastern European nations.AFP, 8/22/2018, 7:53 PM

‘War hero’ taught his soldiers how to kill Jews efficiently

Lithuanian national hero was ‘enthusiastic’ Jew killer, local Jews say.JTA, 8/3/2018, 2:22 PM

Remains of 400-year-old Lithuanian synagogue found

Archaeologists find remains of Great Synagogue of Vilnius. built in 17th century and destroyed during Nazi, Soviet periods.AFP, 7/26/2018, 4:40 PM

Dutch King, Lithuanian president honor unsung Holocaust hero

Multi-media monument honors Jan Zwartendijk, who saved 2,500 Jews. 'Both the Netherlands and Lithuania are proud of him.'AFP, 6/17/2018, 12:17 AM

Remembering the lost Jewish communities of Eastern Europe

Lithuania unveils the Lost Shtetl Museum, dedicated to the small Jewish communities wiped out during the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2018, 8:15 AM

Event recalling Nazi massacre leaves out mention of Jews

Army dress-up ‘feast’ planned at Lithuanian WWII killing site for Jews.JTA, 5/10/2018, 2:11 PM

Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

Bill drafted following publication of book critical of Lithuania during Holocaust weighed after Poland adopts Holocaust censorship law.JTA, 4/3/2018, 2:20 PM

Lithuanian court nullifies Jewish community elections

Court voids local Jewish community’s April internal elections, declaring that communal leaders have no authority to continue their rule.JTA, 12/28/2017, 10:49 AM

Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Books of bestselling author who broke taboos on Lithuanian complicity with Nazis recalled over comments on nationalist who murdered Jews.JTA, 10/30/2017, 6:10 PM

Promoting solution for Lithuanian Jewish property restitution

Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely meets with Lithuanian FM today, discuss relations between countries and political issues.Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2017, 4:31 PM

Israel, Lithuania, to work together on security

PM Netanyahu, Lithuanian foreign minister, speak about expanding cooperation in all areas, especially security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2017, 2:53 PM

Lithuanian troops train on top of 5,000 Jews' remains

Lithuanian soldiers hold military drill at former concentration camp - where 5,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis are buried.JTA, 8/31/2017, 2:45 PM

Anti-Semitic nightmare in Lithuania

Israeli student goes to a bar for a relaxing evening in Vilna, but leaves covered in blood after being attacked by an Egyptian youth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 7:51 AM

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.Chana Roberts, 8/17/2017, 10:34 AM

Lithuania: Take a stick and beat the Jew-thing

Lithuanian city holds end-of-winter festival, sends anti-Semitic invitations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 2:00 PM

Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania’s government reportedly reconsidering plans to build convention center atop former Jewish cemetery in Vilnius.JTA, 2/22/2017, 2:30 AM

Lithuanian TV apologizes over Nazi salute

Lithuania's public television apologizes over live show in which an actress made Nazi gestures.Ben Ariel, 1/12/2017, 3:39 AM

Lithuanian game show taken off the air over Nazi salute

Contestant on Lithuanian game show makes Nazi salute and yells "Jew" in response to question, leading to show being taken off-air.JTA, 1/10/2017, 10:23 PM

Lithuania closes 'Guess the Melody' program after Nazi salute

Lithuania closed 'Guess the Melody' TV program due to the Nazi saluteArutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 10:16 AM

The stones of Moletai: A lesson on the Shoah in Lithuania

The bitter truth exposed: the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry was committed largely and enthusiastically by the local police, known as white-band Lithuanian police, under the supervision and command of the Nazis. A memorial march Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 9/14/2016, 11:59 PM

Lithuanian towns mark Holocaust massacres of Jews

Lithuanian president leads ceremony marking 1941 slaughter of Jewish community.JTA, 8/30/2016, 5:22 PM

Lithuanian city defends recreational events at former Nazi camp

City of Kaunas in Lithuania defends the operator of a former concentration camp where recreational events are held.JTA, 8/10/2016, 5:10 AM

'Lithuania - One big mass murder site'

ILTV speaks with Holocaust expert Efraim Zuroff, who has co-authored a book on the mass murder of Jews in Lithuanian during World War IIILTV, 8/4/2016, 9:53 AM

This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue

Seventh Fort in Vilnius is actually a former concentration camp.Cnaan Liphshiz, 7/25/2016, 12:58 AM

Smuggled out of ghetto, photos turn out to be famous US family

Photos from Lithuanian ghetto turn out to be family of America's most prominent Yiddish scholars.Uriel Heilman, 5/3/2016, 10:34 PM

Lithuanian Holocaust monument vandalized

Holocaust memorial monument desecrated, smashed on anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birthday, in apparent neo-Nazi attack.JTA, 5/3/2016, 5:14 PM

Exclusive interview: 'Journey with an Enemy' on the Lithuanian Shoah

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ruta Vanagaite on her new book, My people; Journey with an enemy: "Older people have apparently found the book quite offensive; it is incredibly painful for them to face their past." Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 2/21/2016, 3:01 PM

Criminal ring defrauded elderly immigrants in Israel

Israeli police uncover international fraud scam aimed at immigrants from former Soviet countries living in Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 1/19/2016, 2:08 PM

Watch: Hungary’s northern front

Arutz Sheva visits with the Hungarian Air Force mission in Lithuania.Yissachar Ruas, 12/4/2015, 4:45 AM