Lithuania

Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

In just a few months of summer and autumn of 1941, Lithuanian Jewish communities were almost completely destroyed by the Nazis and their local collaborators. 
 
 This year, the national project "The...

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Summary: Why, What, and How to Teach about the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and murder of Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. A continent-wide genocide, it destroyed not only...

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Commemoration by the President of Lithuania

Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania lights up a candle on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Event hashtag: #WeRemember

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Commemoration by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Yossi Levy, Ambassador of Israel to Lithuania light up a candles and make addresses Event hashtag: #WeRemember

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Commemoration by the Speaker of the Parliament

Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen ligths up a candle and makes an address   Event hashtag: #WeRemember

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A project for Lithuanian schools to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

As the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, approaches, Lithuanian schools are invited to participate in the project "About What Was Lost".
 
 Since 2011, the Secretariat of the...

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IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

These recommendations, written by a group of international experts, are crafted to help educators with fact-based and educationally sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the...

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IHRA Chair commends removal of plaque honouring Jonas Noreika in Lithuania

"The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance commends the brave action taken by Mayor Remigijus Šimašius to remove the plaque honouring Jonas Noreika due to the controversy surrounding his...

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Statement on Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Lithuania

"We, the undersigned chairs and recent chairs of expert working groups and committees of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), express our grave concern about the decision of the...

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National conference for Schools communities "The Stories of Jewish Children“

In the event students from different schools around Lithuania will present the stories of Jewish children who lived in Lithuania before the Second World War. Students will perform musical and literary...

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