Family stories and a search for our Baltic roots

By Hester Abrams, September 24, 2015

For more than 20 years my husband and I have been interested in tracing our family stories. I have two surnames that I can confidently match to places; he can identify ancestors back to the 18th century. We always knew they came from Russia but were curious to find out more.


Lithuania to co-operate over Vilna Gaon grave site

By Simon Rocker, May 1, 2015

Lithuania is to erect a monument to mark the site of a historic Jewish cemetery that was once the resting place of the Vilna Gaon.

Representatives of the London-based Committee of the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries recently met Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius to discuss the future of the old Shnipishok cemetery.


Vilnius, March 11: my date with raw hate

By Efraim Zuroff, March 14, 2014

March 11 is the day Lithuanian independence was restored in 1990, with the Soviet Union on the brink of collapse.