28th September 2023

National Library of Lithuania commemorates the 80th year of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto

This year marks the 80th year of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto, which once again reminds us of the painful stages of history from which we must learn and which we must not forget. A specific feature of the history of the Vilna ghetto is its very active cultural life. The prisoners of the ghetto, continuing the traditions of the Lithuanian Jerusalem, even in the face of death, did not cease to take an interest in art, science and literature, and were concerned with self-education and spiritual development. We have symbolically continued this tradition by organising a series of events at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and its branch, the Vilnius Jewish Public Library, to honour the memory of Vilnius Jews.

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