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  • Lithuanian students in Jewish culture club

    Fifteen non-Jewish Lithuanian girls spend two afternoons a week in a bare, Communist-era classroom learning about a Jewish culture that is all but dead in this tiny Baltic nation.

  • Lithuania sorry for basketball taunts

    A Lithuanian sports association has apologized to the country´s Jewish community for anti-Semitic slogans chanted by fans during a late March basketball game against an Israeli team.

  • Holocaust restitution called insufficient

    Jewish leaders from across Eastern Europe remain largely unsatisfied with their governments´ efforts to return communal property and commemorate the Holocaust.

  • Book on WWII rescuers creates debate

    A recently published book listing the names of Lithuanians who rescued Jews from the Holocaust has sparked a debate between the State Jewish Museum and Lithuanian nationalists.

  • Yiddish scholar recreates lost world

    VILNIUS, Lithuania, Oct. 21 (JTA) — It was 1998, and Dovid Katz was in a tiny Belarussian village recording the personal tales of a frail 79-year-old named Elli Goldfand. After World War II, Goldfand recounted, he returned home to discover he was the town’s only surviving Jew. He visited the local cemetery to recite Kaddish…