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Remembering Jewish Names in Lithuania

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Ellen Cassedy

This week, in a land where Jewish culture once flowered, people are joining together to remember Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. The week of September 21, officially designated as the "Days of Remembrance of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews," marks the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto.

Tiny Road Signs For Animals Let Cute Critters Live Their Best Lives

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

Hedgehogs and birds and cats  -- oh my! These are just a few of the majestic creatures that inhabit planet Earth, and they deserve a place here ...

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Out of the Vilna Ghetto: Dust -- and Determination

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Ellen Cassedy

The young Lithuanians cleaning up the old ghetto library are hoping that, in time, a building that once offered a wider world to trapped ghetto residents will become a place that opens minds and hearts.

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.

Men's Underwear: The Wild West of Knitwear?

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weird News
Michael Kleinmann

2013-02-21-Screenshot20130221at5.53.07PM.jpgOne really creative knitter has produced something that we can honestly say we've never seen before.

Track Records: Startled Awake In St. Petersburg

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

When Povilas came back he had a shot glass, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of Marlboro Red in his hands. God help me, I thought.

Lithuania: World's Goofiest Tourism Promoter?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel

Lithuania’s National Tourism Board is not going to back down. After Stephen Colbert reviewed the board’s Lithuania perfume harshly earlier this ye...

WATCH: Vilnius Mayor Crushes Car To Send 'Message'

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

Having grown tired of a series of complaints over illegally parked cars, the mayor of Lithuania's capital opted to send his city's abundance of disres...

CIA Secret Prison Found At Horseback Riding School In Lithuania

ABC News | Brian Ross And Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government offici...