• HISTORICAL JEWISH QUARTERS IN ZARASAI

    Zarasai was a birth place of a world-famous painter Jehuda Pen, who was born in the 19th century, studied painting in Saint Petersburg and later established an art school in Vitebsk. This art school was a first artistic home for many famous artists at the beginning of their paths, one of them being world-famous modern painter..

    HISTORICAL JEWISH QUARTERS IN ZARASAI
  • HISTORICAL JEWISH QUARTERS OF NAUJOJI ŽAGARĖ (NEW ŽAGARĖ)

    In the 19th century Žagarė became famous as a birthplace of prominent Rabbis and Jewish intellectuals. One of them was Rabbi Israel Salanter Lipkin (1810–1883) – initiator of religious Musar movement. Another Žagarė-born world-famous person was philanthropist and Zionist Kalonim Vulf Visocky..

    HISTORICAL JEWISH QUARTERS OF NAUJOJI ŽAGARĖ (NEW ŽAGARĖ)
  • ŽASLIAI MARKET SQUARE AND OLD TOWN

    Between two Lithuanian historical capitals – Vilnius and Kaunas – lie two unique towns significant for Litvak history and culture – Žasliai and Žiežmariai. Both these towns were regional trade centers until the Second World War, which meant that four times during the year peasants came to these markets in order to buy non-everyday goods..

    ŽASLIAI MARKET SQUARE AND OLD TOWN
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This is your getaway to the Jewish Heritage sites in Lithuania. Here you will be able to find thematic routes, places of interest with their uniques stories and nearby points of interest. We hope that this website and additional content can inspire you to come to Lithuania and visit the places we encourage to discover.

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