Historical Jewish quarter in Plungė
WORTH VISITING: The history of Jews’ in Plungė began similarly as in most Lithuanian shtetls. At the beginning of the 18th century, the majority of Jews who settled in this town were small merchants and craftsmen, however, during the interwar...
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Historical Rumšiškės
WORTH VISITING: Nowadays Rumšiškės is mostly known for the open-air ethnographic museum.  However, the town itself has an interesting history that dates way before the establishment of the museum, and the Jews played a vital role in this town’s history....
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Historical Jewish quarter in Jieznas
WORTH VISITING: Even today, some older Litvaks, when they are surprised, use the expression “Yezne un Stoklishok!”, which by its meaning is similar to “Jesus Christ”. We invite you to visit Jieznas and try to find what surprised the local...
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Historical Jewish quarter in Stakliškės
WORTH VISITING: Stakliškės is one of the shtetls, where buildings clearly tell us about the town’s Jewish past. If you want to see unique and beautiful landscapes, and learn about the Litvak culture and past, while traveling to Stakliškės we...
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Historical Jewish quarter in Druskininkai
WORTH VISITING: This small town inspired various artists, including Jews, throughout different times. One of the artists was Abelov Jacob Moshe. He was born in 1846 and turned out to be one of the most famous musicians, singers, and conductors...
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Historical Jewish quarter in Balbieriškis
WORTH VISITING: If you want to escape from traditional Jewish routes and discover the alternative side of Litvak heritage - Balbieriškis is an excellent choice. It might be that you will be the lone tourist in this small town, and...
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Historical Jewish quarter in Molėtai
WORTH VISITING: The Molėtai Jewish community was one of the biggest in the territory of current-day Lithuania. However, Molėtai was known not for the beauty of its synagogues, but for its influence on the local economy and culture, which is...
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Historical Jewish quarter in Telšiai
WORTH VISITING: Telšiai Jewish community may be considered as a cradle of Jewish religious and academic thought in Northern Lithuania, which even competed with Vilnius and Panevėžys Jewish communities. After the Second World War, almost all the town's Jewish community...
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Historical Jewish quarter of Salantai
WORTH VISITING: Salantai is widely known as the birthplace of one of the most famous Litvak Rabbis - Israel Salanter, the founder of the Musar movement. Filter byAll BRIEF HISTORY: In the 19th century, the active Jewish community of Salantai...
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Kretinga Jewish Settlement, called Jewish New town
WORTH VISITING: Kretinga is a unique case in Lithuania, where the Jewish community settled in a completely separated area from the Christians, which later was named Jewish New town. Filter byAll BRIEF HISTORY: Kretinga is unique because here the local...
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