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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

Culture and Identity Museum of the Lithuanian Jews (upcoming)
Pylimo str. 4, Vilnius

  

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

   


Information for visitors

Tolerance Center  Holocaust Exposition  Memorial Museum
of Paneriai

Closed:
2017
 February 16 – Thursday,
April 16, 17 – Sunday, Monday
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

 

Photo exhibition “A Capriccio“ will be open to public
 from January 18 until March 18, 2017

 

 The international medal exhibition to commemorate 
Boris Shatz will be open to public from
December 20, 2016, until February 22, 2017

More information

 

The exhibition “Psalms” will be open to public from
October
 27, 2016, until January 23, 2017.
More information



 

 


Showpiece of the month


Silver Ritual Cup

January


 

 


News:


INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY WILL BE COMMEMORATED AT THE MUSEUM


THE MUSEUM REMEMBERS

In memory of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust, the team of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum has joined the campaign “We Remember”, initiated by the World Jewish Congress in order to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


EXHIBITION „LITHUANIAN JEWS BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN“ PRESENTED IN TBILISI

On January 18, the exhibition „Lithuanian Jews behind the Iron Curtain“ was presented in the David Baazov Museum of the History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish relations, located in the country’s capital, Tbilisi. More information


THE MUSEUM WILL HOST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABOUT THE KILLING SITES OF 1941 

Memorial Site of Paneriai

On March 22-23, 2017, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum will be hosting conference “As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941”, organized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The conference is part of a IHRA Multi-Year Work Plan Programme on exploring, studying and preserving the killing sites. More information
 

 


 

PHOTO EXHIBITION „A CAPRICCIO“ IS NOW OPEN

The exhibitions of photos by Gregory Talas, a Lithuania-born artist, is now open at the museum‘s Tolerance Center. G. Talas is an award winning photographer, designer, painter, educator and producer, currently living in Canada, where he is freelancing as a photographer and art director. More information

 

ON THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY – FREE GUIDED TOUR IN THE HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), we commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which happened 72 years ago. In memory of the victims, you are kindly invited to visit the Holocaust Exhibition in the Green House and join a guided tour in English free of charge.

During the tour you will learn about the life of Lithuanian Jews before the Holocaust and the way it changed since the start of the World War II. We will discuss the circumstances and the history of Holocaust in Lithuania, the importance of armed and spiritual resistance in the Vilna and Kovno ghettos, forced labour and concentration camps during the Nazi times as well as the destruction of Jewish heritage during the Soviet era. You will see unique exhibits of the museum, telling the stories of ghetto prisoners. There will also be an opportunity to visit the installation of a "malina", a former ghetto hideout, and hear excerpts from the diary of Yitzchak Rudashevski. The tour will end with Q&A session.

To reserve a spot on the tour which will take place in the Holocaust exhibition (Pamėnkalnio Str. 12) on January 27, 12 p.m., please register via email jewishmuseum@jmuseum.lt.


 

THREE EUROPEAN CAPITALS COMMEMORATED ARTIST AND TEACHER BORIS SCHATZ


 

On the 20th of December, the international medal exhibition to commemorate Boris Schatz was opened at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum.

B. Schatz (1866-1932) was born in Lithuania and attended the Vilnius School of Drawing. Later on, he spent a decade in Bulgaria, where he created and taught art in the Royal Academy of Arts. At the age of 40, B. Schatz moved to Jerusalem. In 1906 he established the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, which is still active today under the name of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. More information

 

Director Markas Zingeris

Dr. Kamilė Rupeikaitė-Mariniuk, deputy director for museum‘s activities, is talking to Simona Botezatu, Second Secretary of the Romanian Embassy, and Ana Maizel, assistant to the Ambassador of the State of Israel




 PHOTO, TAKEN BY LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT, IS NOW IN MUSEUM‘S COLLECTIONS

On December 13, photo of a Jewish cemetery, taken by the famous South African photographer David Godlblatt (born in 1930).The gift was organised by the museum’s art historian, Karina Simonson, who is curating heritage and cultural links with South African Litvak community. The photograph was brought to Lithuania by the coordinator of the digitalization center at the Mayibuye archive, Stanley Sello. The Mayibuye archive collects information about the South African culture and society during the apartheid as well as about the people who fought against it, including many Litvaks, i.e. Jews of the Lithuanian origin. The archive contains more than 100.000 photos, 10.000 films and video recordings, many posters, historical documents and other artefacts. More information




The exhibition “Psalms” will be open to public from
October
 27, 2016, until January 23, 2017.

The exhibition will be temporarily closed on December 5-12, 2016.

Modified: 1/20/2017
Information
2016.11.10

 

If you want to order a guided tour, please contact us at:
+370 5 231 2357,
+370 5 212 0112 or via email 
muziejus@jmuseum.lt (Tolerance Center),
+370 212 7083 or via email 
muziejus@jmuseum.lt (Holocaust Exposition),
 +370 699 90 384  or via email mantas.siksnianas@jmuseum.lt (Memorial Museum of Paneriai)

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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 
working hours:

(Naugarduko St. 10/2) 

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 
working hours:
(Pamėnkalnio St. 12) 

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 working hours:
(Agrastų St. 15, Aukštieji Paneriai)
Monday-closed
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00-17:00
From October untill April 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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