List/Grid Tag Archives: History

Parliamentary group for national minorities wants to establish the Vilnius Museum

On Tuesday members of the parliamentary group of 3 May proposed to establish the Vilnius Museum to commemorate multicultural character of the capital and to present a joint history of… Read more »

L. Linkevičius: there is no alternative to close cooperation between Lithuania and Poland

There is no alternative to close cooperation between Lithuania and Poland, said Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister after the meeting on Friday, 13 January in Trakai, with Krzysztof Szczerski,… Read more »

Contest of the Polish Embassy in Vilnius: Polish places of national remembrance in Lithuania

The Polish Embassy announces the contest: Polish places of national remembrance in Lithuania – military cemeteries, graves of soldiers, monuments, memorials. The Polish diplomatic post encourages everyone to participate in… Read more »

Both Poles and Lithuanians have defective codes of memory

On the initiative of the Polish Institute in Vilnius with the support of the Polish Embassy, in the headquarters of the Foundation of Open Lithuania, a discussion about the book… Read more »

Parliament of RP amended Polish Charter

Decision about the benefits in cash for those who claimed for the permanent residence and who have had a Polish Charter, will be given not by the starosts but by… Read more »

An interactive guide to Jewish Lithuania

The scientists from the Department of History of  the Vilnius University along with the Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews have created an interactive… Read more »

Czesław Miłosz’s poety – on stairs in the Old Town of Vilnius

“Nigdy od ciebie, miasto, nie mogłem odjechać. Długa była mila, ale cofało mnie jak figurę w szachach” – „Nigdy od Ciebie, miasto”(„ Never from you, o city”) –it is one… Read more »

Another bilingual street plaque was unveiled in Vilnius

On Žydų (Jewish) st. in Vilnius, there was unveiled a bilingual, actually three-lingual street plaque. A Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius and a chairman of the Association of Lithuanian Jews… Read more »

Warszawska Street in Vilnius – now in Polish

There are two more bilingual plates in Vilnius, Lithuanian-Russian and Lithuanian-Polish. The unveiling of the plate with the name of the street Rusų in Russian in the Vilnius’s old town… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club at March of Remembrance in Molėtai

On Monday afternoon, a March of Remembrance took place in Molėtai, the aim of which was to commemorate about 2,000 Jewish inhabitants of the town murdered 75 years ago, who… Read more »

Jewish gravestones return to the former cemetery

Fragments of Jewish gravestones from a demolished transforming station and other facilities in Vilnius are transferred to the former Jewish cemetery at Olandų Street. On Tuesday, August 23th, the Local… Read more »

20th Anniversary of Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania has been functioning for 20 years already! It was founded in the summer of 1996 on the initiative of a group… Read more »

Rasos Cemetery – a ‘must see’ while visiting Vilnius

Rasos Cemetery is one of the obligatory points while visiting Vilnius. It is one of the four Polish national necropolis; places where many of our outstanding compatriots and soldiers fighting… Read more »

Mass at the Castle: On the 15th of August Poles and Lithuanians fought together

The inhabitants of the Vilnius soil, regardless of their origin and nationality, defended it against the red plague – father Ričardas Doveika said during the ceremony. Yesterday, he led a… Read more »

Polish Armed Forces’ Day: diplomats, veterans, politicians and Aleksandr Vasilye

Traditionally, on the occasion of the Polish Armed Forces at Rossa at the Mausoleum of the Heart of the Mother of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, a tribute was paid to the… Read more »

Steles commemorating Dmowski and Paderewski will be set up in Zalavas

On the 15th of August, on the Polish Armed Forces’ Day celebrated on the anniversary of the victorious Battle of Warsaw 1920, there will be two more setles uncovered in… Read more »

Valatka: Polish-Lithuanian Relations Like Those After Ultimatum of 1938

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has finished his first year of office. This fact wasn’t noticed either by Lithuanian politicians or by the media. It’s strange, at the very least,… Read more »

Celebration of the Polish Armed Forces Day in Vilnius

On the Armed Forces Day, 15th of August, the Polish Ambassador in Lithuanian Republic Jarosław Czubiński and an Attaché of the Defense of the Polish Embassy col. Mirosław Wójcik with… Read more »

Jewish Cemetery at Zarzecze under the state protection

The old Jewish cemetery at Zarzecze gained the state protection. The minister of culture Šarūnas Birutis signed a regulation concerning granting the cemetery a rank of a monument of a… Read more »

Old Jewish Cemetery in Cultural Heritage Sites List

On the initative of the Department of Cultural Heritage, the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has just been inscribed on the list of cultural heritage sites protected by the state…. Read more »

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