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Jewish grave markers removed from Vilnius church steps

Jewish headstones found during renovation of Lithuanian church steps moved to city's old Jewish cemetery.

Jewish grave markers removed from Vilnius church steps

Vilnius Jewish cemetery defaced with swastika on Rosh Hashanah

Hate symbol was immediately removed from the Old Jewish Cemetery but shortly after was found again on the same sign.

Vilnius Jewish cemetery defaced with swastika on Rosh Hashanah

Ark and bimah of Great Synagogue of Vilnius unearthed during archeological dig

International team working for the last several years has also uncovered the former 17th century synagogue's columns and other remains.

Ark and bimah of Great Synagogue of Vilnius unearthed

Lithuanian government shelves plans to build on cemetery

Lithuania abandons plan to build conference center atop former Jewish cemetery.

Lithuanian government shelves plans to build on cemetery

Chairs with fake money placed atop former Jewish cemetery in Lithuania

Tussle over plan to build conference center on grounds of former Jewish cemetery leads to protest with chairs and fake money.

Lithuania: Chairs with fake money put on former Jewish cemetery

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 yeshiva

Vilnius gets first yeshiva since World War II

Vilnius synagogue reopens 2 days after closure

Lithuanian Jewish community reopens only synagogue in capital Vilnius after receiving threats.

Vilnius synagogue reopens 2 days after closure

EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

European Jewish Congress calls on Lithuania to act more strongly against anti-Semitism after Jewish leaders close capital's sole synagogue.

EJC: Closing of Vilnius synagogue 'extremely ominous sign'

Vilnius: Plaque honoring alleged war criminal to be removed?

Vilnius mayor orders removal of contested plaque honoring alleged war criminal.

Vilnius: Plaque honoring alleged war criminal to be removed?

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.

Vilnius to rename street honoring anti-Semitic Nazi collaborator

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Jews still threatened with annihilation, Netanyahu tells Vilnius congregation, but Jews 'are no longer helpless'.

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaon

Israeli Prime Minister tours Jewish sites in Vilnius, once known as the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania'.

Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaonplayer

PM in Vilnius: My grandfather was beaten and almost killed here

Netanyahu takes part in memorial ceremony at Ponar, where 70,000 Jews were murdered and shares little known family story.

PM in Vilnius: My grandfather was beaten and almost killed here

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue

Bimah, mikvah, and walls of Vilna's Great Synagogue 'show further potential' for excavation at the site.

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue player

Jewish trove hidden from Nazis, Soviets gives up its secrets

Documents dating back to 18th century allow readers to 'reconstruct Jewish life before the Holocaust,' Jewish History professor says.

Jewish trove hidden from Nazis, Soviets gives up its secrets

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.

Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuanian concentration camp now a wedding venue

Seventh Fort in Vilnius is actually a former concentration camp.

This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue