Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

WEB SITES

Defending History (Lithuanian Jewish and Holocaust Studies)

A web site run by the scholar Dovid Katz about Lithuanian Jewish and Yiddish culture and heritage. 

Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania

Searchable web site linked to the project “Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania”, which was luanched in 2010 by the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum and the Austrian Verein Gedenkdien. it is aimed at education, spreading of information, and tourism. The atlas and searchable web site consist of structured and concentrated information on all the mass murder sites in Lithuania.

MUSEUMS & INSTITUTIONS

VILNIUS

Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, Vilnius

Naugarduko g. 10/2, LT-01141 Vilnius.
Tel. +37 (0) 5 231 23 57.
Fax +37 (0) 5 231 23 58.
Email muziejus@jmuseum.lt

Exhibitions in several branches in Vilnius, as well as the vast memorial at the Paneriai forest outside of town.

Tolerance Center
Naugarduko g. 10/2, LT-01141, Vilnius.
Tel: +37 (0) 5 262 96 66, +370 5 231 23 57.
Fax: +37 (0) 5 231 23 58.
Email: ieva.sadzeviciene@jmuseum.lt, dalia.salapetiene@jmuseum.lt

Holocaust Exhibit (“Green House”)
Pamėnkalnio g. 12, LT-01141 Vilnius.
Tel: +37 (0) 5 262 0730.
Fax: +37 (0) 5 212 7083.
Email: jewishmuseum@jmuseum.lt

History Exhibit/Gallery of the Righteous
Pylimo g. 4, LT-01117 Vilnius.
Tel: +37 (0) 5 261 79 17.

Paneriai Memorial Museum
Agrastų g. 15, LT-02243 Vilnius.
Tel: +37 (0) 680 81 278.
Email jewishmuseum@jmuseum.lt

Center for the Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews

A. Smetonos 5-309,
LT – 01115 Vilnius
Tel: +37 (0) 5 212 6867
info@jewishstudies.lt

Vilnius Yiddish Institute 

Vilnius University, History Faculty
Universiteto 7
Vilnius 01513, Lithuania
Tel: +3705 268-7187
Fax: +3705 268-7186
Email: info@judaicvilnius.com

Vilnius Jewish Public Library

24 Gedimino prospektas
Vilnius 01013, Lithuania
Email: info@vilnius-jewish-public-library.com

KAUNAS

Ninth Fort Memorial Complex

Žemaičių plentas 73,
LT-47435 Kaunas (Lithuania)
Tel.: +370 37 377750
Fax: +370 37 377715
E-mail: muziejus@9fortomuziejus.lt

Museum and monument in fortress where about 30,000 Jews were murdered in World War II.

Sughihara House

Vaizganto str. 30
LT- 44229, Kaunas Lithuani
Mobile: +370 698 02 18
Tel/Fax.: +370 37 3328814
Email: sugiharahouse@yahoo.com

Museum devoted to the life and work of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sughihara, who rescued Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust.

KEDAINIAI

Multicultural Center, Regional Museum

Senoji rinka 12
LT-57247 Kėdainiai
Tel: +37 (0) 8 347 51778

Opened in 2002, the Center is located in the 19th century Winter Synagogue, one of two synagogues standing next to each other in the town center. It has an exhibition on local Jewish history.

PLUNGE

Jakov Bunkas Charity and Support Fund

V. Mačernio g.
6-16
Plungė
Tel: 
+37 (0) 682 29929
Email: bunka.fondas@gmail.com

Foundation fostering documentation and preservation of synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, Holocaust mass grave sites and memorials.

SIAULIAI

Ausros Museum — Frenkelis Villa

Vilniaus St. 74
LT-76283 Šiauliai
Tel: +370 41 52 43 89
Email: info@ausrosmuziejus.lt

Permanent exhibition on Jewish life and history in Siauliai, centered on the experience of the Chaimas Frenkelis family, leading local magnates who ran a big leather works. The exhibition is mounted in the family’s Art Nouveau mansion, dating from 1908, a period when Jews made up the majority of the town’s population.