Come and Visit Lithuania (and the neighboring countries, too)

“The Defending History team thinks that Lithuania (and neighboring countries) are a wonderful place to visit — safe and special, entailing the charming Old Europe alongside every modern convenience. The debates with a few gov. agencies over history, the Holocaust, the fate of Jewish cemeteries, contemporary antisemitism and other issues mean that your visit is all the more important. It does mean that when you get here, please be sure (as indeed you would anywhere) to hear all sides of the argument, not just the lavish state-sponsored entities that specialize in  dazzling with “Jewish Hollywood PR sets” while dismissing other opinions as illegitimate. These countries, and their peoples, are absolutely delightful, warm, good-humored and welcoming. Come and visit, all the more so if your own family roots are here!”


Our own take: Honest Jewish-themed tours will always include also the democratically elected Vilnius Jewish Community that represents the overwhelming majority of Jewish people in Lithuania. They’ll want you to enjoy the rich diversity of Jewish opinion here…

TOUR GUIDES & GENEALOGISTS:

For Online Genealogy:

JewishGen


See also:

LITVAK LINKS PAGELITVAK STUDIESMINI MUSEUM OF OLD JEWISH VILNA; MINI MUSEUM OF INTERWAR JEWISH LITHUANIA


Not for the faint-hearted:

LITVAK AFFAIRSALTERNATIVE TOURISMEXOTIC TOURISMDARK TOURISM

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TRANSLATIONS FROM YIDDISH

Old Yiddish (or Hebrew) family  letters and documents? You need them translated to English (or modern Hebrew)? Send them to the expert with the fair price: rosibunch@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HISTORIC LÍTE:

Vilnius Jewish Community (+ Facebook page); Lithuanian Jewish Community in Vilnius (Vílne); Vilnius Jewish Cultural and Information Center • tourism advice • The Green House • Vilna Gaon Jewish State MuseumChabad Lubavitch Center (2Yiddish institutes and centers in Vilnius

• Kosher food in Vilnius: at Chabad or the Rishon Restaurant; Jewish-style snacks at Cultural Center

• Kaunas (Kóvne); • Sugihara House

• Klaipeda (Meml)

• Panevėžys (Pónevezh)

• Communities in Belarus

• Communites in Latvia; • Riga’s Jewish museum; • Riga’s Holocaust museum

• Community in Chernigov, Ukraine


 

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