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Please visit the Holocaust Exposition (Pamėnkalnio Str.12, Vilnius) from the 3rd to 13th of June, 2016, since The Tolerance Center (Naugarduko Str. 10/2, Vilnius) will be closed for visitors during these days, due to the maintenance works. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  
 

 

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:
2016
24 th of June – on Friday,
6 th of July – on Thursday,
15 th of August – on Monday,
1 st of November – on Tuesday,
25–26 th of December – on Sunday, on Monday

From the 3rd to 13th of June, 2016, since The Tolerance Center (Naugarduko Str. 10/2, Vilnius) will be closed for visitors during these days, due to the maintenance works. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

New exibition

ADOMAS SAMOGITS SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

Exhibition will be opened until the 19th of June

 

Showpiece of the month

 May

 

 

 


News:


 

CONCERT TO AL JOLSON: “YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE“



Emanuelis and Markas Zingeris with Ensemble „Vilniaus Divertismentas“

“Vilnius Divertismentas” ensemble performed at the Tolerance Center on the 10th of May, 2016, presenting the musical program “You Have Never Heard It Before”, dedicated to the 130th birth Anniversary of the legendary singer of American popular music, actor of musical theatre and cinema Al Jolson, who was born in Lithuania, district of Jurbarkas.

Evening program included the presentation of „Vilnius Divertisment“ ensemble (headed by Irena Karsokienė) compact disk, dedicated to Al Jolson, and the concert of the popular XX c. melodies, arranged by composer Tomas Leiburas.

Patron of the event – MP Emanuelis Zingeris, Signatory of the Independence Declaration of Lithuania, Head of the Group for Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the United States of America, US House of Representatives and the Seimas of The Republic of Lithuania.

 

 


 

LITERARY LECTURE „HATE IS A FAILURE OF IMAGINATION“

Famous stage director Gregorij von Leitis, winner of New York Theatre Club Prize, Founding Artistic Director of Elysium and President of the Lahr von Leitis Academy and Archive Director Markas Zingeris and Michael Lahr, Program Director of Elysium

Literary lecture „Hate is Failure of Imagination took place at the Tolerance Center on the 5th of May, 2016, at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. It was dedicated to international Yom HaShoa Day, then Israel and numerous world countries commemorate Holocaust Victims‘ Day.

Narrator Gregorij von Leïtis is a winner of the New York Theatre Club Prize, Founding Artistic Director of Elysium and President of The Lahr von Leïtis Academy & Archive. The literary collage is a testament to the power of imagination and to the profound love and humanity of the artists who were imprisoned in the ghetto and concentration camp Theresienstadt. The unshakable hope that human decency will prevail and that humanity will be stronger than all the attempts to crush it, is the message conveyed by the texts of pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, poet Georg Kafka, playwright Paul Aron Sandfort, cabaret artist Leo Strauss, composer Viktor Ullmann, and poet Ilse Weber.

Michael Lahr, Program Director of Elysium, gave a short introduction.

President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė extended her greetings for the organizers and the participants of the event. According to Her Excellency, project “Hate is a Failure of Imagination” spreads a message of deep commitment to tell the world about the Holocaust. I firmly believe that the project will serve as an unforgettable lesson of history to the young generation and a source of humanness and compassion to all.

The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Helmut Kohl, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Prof. Felix Kolmer, Advisor to the Foundation for Holocaust Victims.

 


 

ADOMAS SAMOGITS SCULPTURE EXHIBITION OPENED AT THE TOLERANCE CENTER

Adomas Raudys-Samogits (born 1936), apprentice of the famous Litvak sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), created a series of wooden sculptures in end of seventies and the beginning of eighties (XX c.) while working together with Jacques Lipchitz in Italy. Several wooden sculptures as well as some bronze artworks were donated to the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum by Samogits. Currently these sculptures are displayed at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum until the 19th of June, 2016.

During the opening event Samogits also signed the memoire book „My Days in Italy with Jacques Lipchitz“ (Vilnius Academy of Art, 2010).

It‘s the first of the series of the events, dedicated to the 125th birth Anniversary of Jacques Lipchitz.

 


 

The Visit of the Representatives of the Committee for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe


The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum together with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania is implementing the project of complex rearrangement of Paneriai memorial – the biggest Nazi crime place in Lithuania and the symbol of Holocaust in Lithuania. According to the project, a new visitor center will be built in the Memorial and a new exhibition will be established.

In order not to disturb the remains of those who perished here during the Second World War, there was a need to investigate archeologically potential places in which the new visitor center could be built. In 2015-2016 several places were surveyed using a georadar. After these non-invasional surveys a need of archeological excavations arose. The results of these excavations should confirm the data of preceding surveys.

Such excavations must be performed taking into consideration the rules of Jewish cemetery law, in which the most important point is – not to violate the remains of the dead. For this ascpect the Museum consulted the representatives of the Committee for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe – executive director of the Committee Rabbi Abraham Ginsberg. Samson Daniel Izakson, who is the Rabbi of Vilnius Jewish religious community, also participated. More information

 

"FROM UNKNOWN TO UNKNOWN: WWII REFUGEES IN LITHUANIA":
OPENING OF AN EXHIBITION, PRESENTATION OF THE CATALOG AND DISCUSSION

On the 31st of March, 2016, the photography exhibition „From Unknown to Unknown: World War II Refugees in Lithuania“ from the collections of M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art was opened at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Newly published exhibition catalog was presented during the event, followed by the discussion on the theme of the refugees, moderated by the Director of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum Markas Zingeris. More information

   
Osvaldas Daugelis, Director of M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art presents the exhibition and the newly released catalog Dr. Surgailis and Director Markas Zingeris share their thoughts on the theme of the refugees

 


 

UNIQUE EXHIBIT WAS RESTORED              

 

 Fragment of a restored plate from the Plastic Plan of Vilnius. 
The restorer B. Kunkulienė. Photo by P. Račiūnas. 2015

        More information about the restored exhibit of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish museum please find here.




The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum starts preparations for an investment project with the aim to bring a historically important public space of the interwar period back to life – the “Meficei Haskala”, also known as the famous Vilnius Ghetto Library. The Memorial Museum of the Holocaust in Lithuania will be created in this building. More information
Modified: 5/25/2016
Information
2015.11.30

If you wish to order the guided tour
please call  by phone
 
  phone +370 5 231 2357,  +370 5 212 0112 (Tolerance center) or email
 muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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

(+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 5 212 0112

phone +370 6 8986 191
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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