Jewish archives from Vilnius to be restored in New York
Friday, June 5, 2015
Digitalization of the unique archives about lives of Jews in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust accumulated by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Vilnius before World War II should start in New York in the coming months.
Parts of YIVO archives discovered by US army in Frankfurt
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The New York-based YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Lithuanian institutions plan to digitalize and merge online pre-war archives on both sides of the Atlantic about the life of Eastern European Jews.
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry operates in the United States two Consulates General, in addition to the Embassy in Washington. These Consulates General look a lot like the city hall of a Lithuanian mid-size town. Nevertheless, there is more than what meets the eye. The Consulate General in Chicago is the largest in the USA. The other Consulate General is located in New York City's Manhattan.
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland expect to voice their concerns to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis over the education situation, such as a lack of Lithuanian-language textbooks in local schools and proposals that may restrict Lithuanian history and geography classes and support from Lithuania.
Some members of the ruling political group of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party on Tuesday proposed establishing the institute of the Lithuanian passport as an alternative to emigrants who do not have Lithuanian citizenship.