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Tel: (00370) 5 231 2357
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The exhibition CORNELIA GURLITT: THE JOURNEY OF THE HEART will be temporarily closed from the 25th of May until the 1st of June. The exhibition with additional 4 images of Vilnius Jewish life, captured on the cameras of Kaizer‘s army photographers,  will be opened on the 2nd of June and stay on opened until the 18th of September.

 

 

 

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
Future Litvak Culture and Art Centre

Pylimo str 4, Vilnius
  

 

 

Information for visitors

 

Tolerance center  Holocaust exposition  Memorial Museum
of Paneriai
     

Closed:

Sunday, 7th of June
Wednesday, 24-th of June
Monday, 6th of July
Sunday, the 1st of November
Thursday-Friday, 24-25th of December
Friday, the 1st of January, 2016

 

 

New exhibition

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Showpiece of the month

May

 

 

 


News:



OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "SYNAGOGUES OF EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE, 1781-1944"

 

The exhibition Synagogues of East-Central Europe, 1781-1944 was opened at VGSJM Tolerance Center on the 12th of May, 2015. Embassy of Hungary in Vilnius presents the exhibition, prepared by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It consists of 20 panels overlooking the architectural development of synagogues from the end of XVIII c. until mid-XX c. in the East-Central Europe’s territory. Centuries changed not only architectural forms of these buildings, but the place of the synagogues shifted in cities’ architectural plans. In early Modern Ages Jewish communities still lived in the ghettoes, excluded from Christian inhabited part of the city, synagogues were also build in ghetto territories. In mid-XIX century Jewish communities became more secular, assimilating into social life of the city, as result of the industrialization. On the same time the ornate synagogues started dominating the environment, reflecting the modern architectural styles. Last year Hungarian Government announced a synagogue rescue program, bringing to life 4 endangered buildings.

Photography by Paulius Račiūnas

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"Turizmo plėtros institutas" prepared the publication "Let's explore Jewish history and heritage in Lithuania"
It's preparation and publication was financed by the Good Will Foundation.

 


 

 Director Michel Hazanavicius met with director Markas Zingeris

Museum Director M. Zingeris and Oscar-winning director M. Hazanavicius

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius visited Vilnius during the first days of April. Despite the busy schedule as the guest director of the International Vilnius Film Festival „Kino pavasaris“ Hazanavicius stole a moment to visit the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, where he met with director Markas Zingeris. Grandfather of Hazanavicius, Jewish from Lithuania, emigrated to France at the age of 14. French director is proud of his Litvak routes and hopes that one more new department of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, the future Litvak Culture Center will open its doors soon.

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     Writer Grigorijus Kanovičius turned 85

     Virtual exhibition
   

Upcoming events at the Tolerance Center:



 
Modified: 5/21/2015
Information
2015.02.25

If you wish to order the guided tour
please call  by phone
 
(00 370) 262 9666 (Tolerance center) or email
 muziejus@jmuseum.lt

 (00 370) 212 7083 (Holocaust exposition) or email muziejus@jmuseum.lt

(00 370)  662 89 575 (Memorial Museum and site of Paneriai)

or  email zigmas.vitkus@outlook.com, zigmas.vitkus@jmuseum.lt

At least one day to the planned tour

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If you wish to order the educational programme, please call 
mob.+370 616 55 123; 

or write muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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  Tolerance Center working hours: 

(Naugarduko St. 10/2) 
Monday-Thursday: 10:00-18:00, 
Friday: 10:00-1
6:00,
Saturday-closed,
Sunday: 10:00-1
6:00

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 Holocaust Exposition working hours:

(Pamėnkalnio St. 12) 
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00, 
Friday: 9:00-1
6:00,
Saturday-closed, 
Sunday: 10:00-1
6:00

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  Memorial Museum of Paneriai working hours:
(Agrastu St. 15, Aukštieji Paneriai)
Monday-closed,
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00-17:00

From October till April the museum is opened by appointment

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