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Lithuanian Jews

Saving Sacred Jewish Ground In Vilna

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 01.17.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Vilna was one of the most illustrious Jewish communities of pre-Holocaust Europe and a European Union financed project is about to pour millions of tons of concrete on its Old Jewish Cemetery.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Questions for the Holocaust Museum

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 03.29.2014 | DC
Ellen Cassedy

Morality is not only an individual but also a social matter. To prevent genocide, we must do more than appeal to individual conscience. We must also nurture habits of civic and social activism.

Can Vilnius Remember Vilna?

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Ellen Cassedy

These tendencies make Lithuania's plans for observing the 70th anniversary of the ghetto liquidation all the more important.

Remembering the Holocaust - With Steponas

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will remember the six million who perished -- and I'll also remember a man I met in Lithuania, a man I'll call Steponas. I didn't expect to encounter an elderly gentile man intent on speaking to a Jew before he died. But I did.