List/Grid Tag Archives: History

The Association of Home Army Soldiers being the prisoners of Soviet camps paid tribute to those who took part in military operation “Ostra Brama”

The military operation “Ostra Brama” is one of the most important events in the history of Poles living in the Vilnius Region. The 73rd anniversary of the action organised by… Read more »

3,500 euro collected for the restoration of Professor Sławiński’s grave. Fund-raisers are underway

The radio station Znad Wilii is celebrating its 25th birthday. Already during the jubilee celebrations on Wednesday, the social fundraising for the restoration of the grave of the professor of… Read more »

The radio station “Znad Wilii” will restore the grave of Piotr Sławiński at the Rasos Cemetery

As part of celebrating the 25th birthday of the Radio Znad Wilii, which is on the 1st of July, the grave of Piotr Sławiński will be renovated at the Rasos… Read more »

The persecution of the Catholic Church in Lithuania

The Church is celebrating the beatification of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis – a priest and a communist-era martyr. He is the first blessed of this period from Lithuania. The persecution of… Read more »

The prayers for murdered Poles were held in Glitiškės

June 20th marks the 73rd anniversary of the murder in Glitiškės. Today in the morning, at the Glitiškės Cemetery a prayer appeal dedicated to the memory of the murdered compatriots… Read more »

The first monument of the Piłsudski brothers was built in Zalavas in Lithuania

On the 25th of April, in the evening, in the village Zalavas located in Švenčionys district municipality, the monument dedicated to the Piłsudski brothers Józef and Bronisław will be unveiled…. Read more »

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 »

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