Historical Jewish quarters in Merkinė
WORTH VISITING: The history of Jews in Merkinė is a perfect illustration of the development of Lithuanian civil understanding in the beginning of the 20th century. Jewish community in Merkinė raised brave citizens, which were ready to fight for young...
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Veisiejai and it`s beit midrash
WORTH VISITING: Veisiejai is a small Lithuanian town famous in the world for the fact, that in the year 1886 Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859-1917) lived here, worked as an eye doctor and finished creating the basic principles for the Esperanto...
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Historical Jewish quarters in Zarasai
WORTH VISITING: 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...
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Žasliai market square and old town
WORTH VISITING: 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...
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Historical Jewish quarters of Naujoji Žagarė (New Žagarė)
WORTH VISITING: 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...
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Historical Jewish quarters of Anykščiai
WORTH VISITING: A small town of Anykščiai, surrounded by pine forests, is like a breath of fresh air to those, who both search for a way to hide from the dust of big cities and seek to get familiar with...
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Historical Jewish quarters in Kaišiadorys
WORTH TO VISIT: History of Kaišiadorys town is a unique exception in the history of Lithuanian Jews - Jews have started to settle here since the very beginning of the establishment of the town. This unusual situation was caused by...
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Historical Jewish quarters in Prienai
WORTH TO VISIT: Historical Jewish heritage in Prienai has been revisited and once again remembered  during past few years. It is an optimistic sign, which allows us to talk about renewal of mental maps of Lithuanian shtetls through their rich...
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