Lithuania is commemorating Jewish Genocide Memorial Day today, on September 23.
Ceremony in Paneriai in 2011
© DELFI / Audrius Solominas

On Friday morning, a monument to the massacred children of the Vilnius ghetto will be unveiled in the Brothers Garden of the sole Jewish school in Vilnius, the Sholom Aleichem ORT Gymnasium.

A ceremony to celebrate victims of the Holocaust is scheduled to take place at the Paneriai Memorial later in the day.

On Friday, Lithuanian schools, tolerance centers and other educational institutions will participate in a civil initiative, Road of Memory, which invites students and teachers to walk to the sites of mass massacres of Jews on the roads that Jews walked in the last journey. More than 200 of such sites are found in Lithuania.

Lithuania has been marking the Jewish Genocide Memorial Day since 1994 to commemorate the destruction of the Vilnius ghetto on September 23 of 1943 when some of the inmates were murdered in Paneriai and the rest were taken to concentration camps in territories occupied by the Nazis.

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