The municipality of Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas is beginning to clean up an old Jewish cemetery in Žaliakalnis, with identification and inventory of the graves planned at the start of the project, the municipality said on Thursday.
© DELFI (R.Achmedovo nuotr.)

A task force has been set up to coordinate the project, it includes the city's leaders and the municipality's specialists, with consultations planned with representatives of Jewish (Litvak) communities of Lithuania, the Jewish Community of Kaunas, the Department of Cultural Heritage, the Maceva public establishment and other organizations.

Established in 1861, the old Jewish cemetery was closed in 1952. It has been included into the Register of Cultural Heritage and is protected by the state. According to information provided by the Department of Cultural Heritage, a large number of prominent public, cultural, political and religious figures have been buried there.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian president meets with British actress Helen Mirren

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday met with British actress Helen Mirren who is...

A four day celebration of modern art

After months of anticipation, the MO Museum of Modern Art has officially opened its doors to general...

MO Modern Art Museum opening in Vilnius

MO Museum, a privately-owned new modern art museum built in place of a demolished Soviet-era movie...

First Baltic Film Festival kicking off in New York

The first-ever New York Baltic Film Festival is kicking off in the United States' biggest city on...

MO Museum provides opportunity to feel proud, promote Lithuanian artists, president says

The MO Museum of modern art, to be opened in Vilnius on Thursday, will provide an opportunity for...