Calendar

Sep
4
Mon
Vilnius synagogue conference @ Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day
Information placard in Vilnius at the site of the Great Synagogue.

Information placard in Vilnius at the site of the Great Synagogue.

How to Commemorate the Great Synagogue of Vilna Site.

International conference.

Organized by the nonprofit entity “Jerusalem of the North”

In partnership with:

Judaica Research Center at the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania

Lithuanian council for culture

 

 The Great Vilna synagogue, built in 1633, was widely known in Europe for centuries as the center of spiritual, cultural and social life of the Jewish community. It was damaged during the Nazi occupation and totally demolished by the Soviets after the World War II. Archeological research show that the remnants of the Great Vilna synagogue still remain buried 2 meters below the ground level.  The aim of the conference is to discuss the commemoration aspects of the Great Vilna synagogue site, meeting its significance and modern heritage protection standards.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required.