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Exposition sites
 
  Tolerance Center
Judaica. History. Modern Art
Naugarduko str. 10/2, Vilnius
Holocaust Exposition
Pamėnkalnio str. 12, Vilnius 
Memorial Museum
of Paneriai
 
Agrastų str. 15, Vilnius
 

Museum of Samuel Bak (upcoming)
Naugarduko str. 10/2, Vilnius

Upcoming Culture Museum of the Lithuanian Jews (Litvak center)
Pylimo str. 4, Vilnius

 

Memorial Museum of Holocaust in Lithuania and Vilna Ghetto (upcoming)
Žemaitijos str. 4, Vilnius

   

 

 


Information for visitors

 

Tolerance Center  Holocaust Exposition  Memorial Museum
of Paneriai

Closed:
2017

May 1 – Monday,
May 7 –
Sunday,
June 4
Sunday,
July 6 – Wednesday,
August 15 – Tuesday,
November 1 –
Thursday,
December 24-26 – Sunday-Tuesday


New exibitions

 

Painting exhibition “Generations and Destinies“
will be open to the public

 from February 13 until May 21, 2017
More information

 

Exhibition of graphic artworks “The Eternal Nature“
will be open to the public 
from March 1 until April 30, 2017

More information

 


Showpiece of April

 

Ponary Bunker (author unknown)

 

 


News:


SAMUEL BAK‘S LETTER DUE TO HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF VILNIUS


Opening of Samuel Bak‘s exhibition ‘Stations in Life’ at the museum’s Tolerance Center in 2011.

It is with great humility that I am accepting the award.

My dear Vilnius, since the day it saw me born, gave me the happiest and the most tragic memories of my life. They nourished my artistic journey and gave special meaning to my survival.

For me, this personal award has many co-recipients. It brings to our memory the annihilated community of Vilnius's Jews, of which I am a son. 

I am deeply grateful to the GAON Museum, which understood the meaning of my creative journey, and undertook to help me create an important personal memorial to my city's immeasurable loss.

Please forward my thanks to the Mayor and the Municipality of Vilnius.

With gratitude
Sam


DONATIONS FOR THE MUSEUM ARE NOW ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL

Dear friends of the museum,

From now on, you may also donate to our museum through PayPal. Read more


PAINTER SAMUEL BAK DECLARED A CITIZEN OF HONOUR OF VILNIUS

 

The team of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum is pleased that the Vilnius City Council considered museum‘s proposal and decided to declare world-famous painter Samuel Bak (born in Vilnius in 1933) a citizen of honour of Vilnius. We extend our warmest congratulations to Samuel Bak and look forward to welcoming him in Vilnius: already this November Samuel Bak Museum will be opened to the public as part of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Read more



We sincerely thank our sponsors, who supported the museum financially, with exhibits, services or consultations in 2016.
More information


SCREENING OF THE FILM ‘SEVEN LIGHTS’ HELD AT THE MUSEUM

On April 20, the screening of the Czech documentary film ‘Seven Lights’ and meeting with its director Olga Sommerová took place at the museum’s Tolerance Center. The event, dedicated to Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, was held in cooperation with the Czech Embassy in Vilnius. More information


CONDOLENCES


The team of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum expresses its heartfelt condolences to Roza Ben Zvi Litay on the death of her mother Nechama Lifshitz (Lifšicaitė) (born in Kaunas in 1927, died in Tel Aviv in 2017). Due to her cultural and societal activities, Yiddish singer Nechama Lifshitz became a symbol and a voice of silenced Soviet Union Jews, a voice that was heard despite systematic anti-Semitic policies. The museum has a great honour and responsibility to preserve and promote the valuable heritage of Nechama Lifshitz, donated by her daughter Roza.



PRESS RELEASE
04/04/2017

 Let’s develop a strategy to make the Jewish heritage relevant instead of putting up another disneyland

Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum was perplexed to hear last week’s reports in mass media about the intentions of various government institutions to establish yet another Jewish museum instead of supporting the already ongoing projects. More information

WE CONGRATULATE PROF. LIUDAS MAŽYLIS AND REMEMBER HIS GRANDPARENTS – RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS

Congratulations to Professor Liudas Mažylis, who found a historical document of utmost importance – Lithuanian Independence Act of 1918, stored in the German archives!

We are proud not only of Prof. L. Mažylis, but also of his grandparents, Prof. Pranas and Antanina Mažyliai, recognized as Righteous among the Nations. You can explore their story at the museum’s exposition "Rescued Lithuanian Jewish Child Tells about Shoah". The stand, dedicated to Mažyliai family, starts with words by Liūda Mažylytė Rasteikenė: “No one in our family asked why we had to help those unfortunate people. It had to be done and that was it”. More information


INTERNATIONAL IHRA CONFERENCE ABOUT KILLING SITES OF 1941 HELD AT THE MUSEUM

On March 22-23, conference “As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941”, organized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), was held at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. More information


HISTORICAL BUILDING OF PUBLIC JEWISH LIBRARY INCLUDED INTO THE REGISTER OF CULTURAL PROPERTIES

 Historical building of the Jewish library

As announced by the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, the historical building of the public Jewish library (later – Vilna Ghetto Library) on Žemaitijos St. 4, Vilnius, has been included into the Register of Cultural Properties. The proposal to include the building into the Register was submitted by the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. It is planned that in the future the Memorial Museum of Holocaust in Lithuania and Vilna Ghetto would be established in this historical building. For more information, please consult the press release of the DCH (in Lithuanian).


 DISCUSSION ABOUT HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND RESPONSIBILITY HELD AT THE MUSEUM

 

On March 9, a presentation of the book "We Did not Murder" and a discussion "The Curse of the Holocaust" were held at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. More information

EXHIBITION „THE ETERNAL NATURE“ OPENED AT THE MUSEUM

Tatjana Kazimierėnienė and Dr. Nijolė Tumėnienė

It is symbolic that on the 1st of March, the first day of calendar spring, when nature starts to awaken, exhibition „The Eternal Nature“ by the graphic artist Tatjana Kazimierėnienė was opened at the museum’s Tolerance Center. More information



 THE MUSEUM OF SAMUEL BAK TO BE OPENED THIS FALL

At the end of 2016, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum signed historical artwork donation agreement with the artist Samuel Bak (born in Vilnius in 1933), living in Boston, and his representative, the Pucker Gallery. The museum will receive 37 valuable works of art, which reflect the creative development of Samuel Bak, related to his personal story, marked by the Second World War. This collection will become the basis of the museum, scheduled to be opened to the public already this November. More information





DISCUSSION ABOUT UŽGAVĖNĖS’ TRADITIONS AND IMAGE OF THE MINORITIES HELD AT THE MUSEUM

Director Markas Zingeris

On February 21, an intriguing discussion about the traditional celebration of Užgavėnės, a festival marking the end of winter, was held at the museum's Tolerance Center. Topical issues such as the impact of stereotypical Užgavėnės' characters on the relations between the society and foreigners or people of different ethnicity were touched upon. More information


EXHIBITION “GENERATIONS AND DESTINIES” INAUGURATED AT THE MUSEUM


The museum team and the Savickai family

On February 13, the exhibition “Generations and Destinies” was opened at the museum’s Tolerance Center. The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Algirdas Savickis – the brother of the Lithuanian art patriarch Augustinas Savickas – who tragically died in the Kaunas Ghetto. More information


Modified: 4/28/2017
Information
2017.03.01

 

 If you want to order a guided tour or educational programme please contact us in advance:
tel. (+370 5) 212 0112, (+370) 689 86 191,  
email:
 muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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If you want to order an educational programme, please contact us at:  +370 5 212 0112,
+370 6 8986 191 or via email
muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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   Tolerance Center 
(Naugarduko St. 10/2) 
working hours:

Monday,Thursday: 10:00-18:00
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday-closed,
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

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  Holocaust Exposition 
(Pamėnkalnio St. 12) 
working hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Friday: 9:00-16:00
Saturday-closed
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

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  Memorial Museum of Paneriai
(Agrastų St. 15, Aukštieji Paneriai)
working hours:
Monday-closed
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00-17:00
From October until May the Memorial Museum is open by appointment only.

If you are interested in visiting the museum/the memorial with a tour guide, please contact us at least a day in advance at
+370 699 90 384  or via email mantas.siksnianas@jmuseum.lt

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