Unresolved History: Jews and Lithuanians After the Holocaust at YIVO

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | 7pm
Unresolved History: Jews and Lithuanians After the Holocaust

Before World War II Lithuania was home to 250,000 Jews. During the Holocaust, over ninety percent of Lithuanian Jewry was killed, and today there are roughly 5,000 Jews in Lithuania.

Join EU Parliament Member Leonidas Donskis and celebrated Lithuanian poet and dissident Tomas Venclova to discuss critical issues facing Jews in Lithuania today, and the controversy surrounding the mainstream perception of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Can Lithuania come to terms with its past? This panel includes Leonidas Donskis, Tomas Venclova, Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, Saulius Suziedelis, eminent historian, and Mikhail Iossel, Moderator. Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Zygimantas Pavilionis and former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Anne E. Derse will offer introductory remarks. Read more…

This program is made possible with support from the Lithuanian Consulate General in New York, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and additional support by Michael Traison. It is co-sponsored by Tablet Magazine and SLS/Summer Literary Seminars.

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