aA
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said one can only imagine how many generations the country and the world lost due to the Holocaust as he visited the Litvak Memorial Garden in the northwestern district of Plunge.
Gitanas Nausėda
Gitanas Nausėda
© LRPK

"Not many Holocaust survivors are alive today, and we can only imagine the scale of our loss and how many future generations we lost, because all of them could have contributed to the development of Lithuania and the world as a whole," he said.

Nauseda described the interactive memorial garden shaped as a map of Lithuania as a unique idea to commemorate the large Jewish communities that once lived in the country.

The president also called for a greater involvement of the Litvaks, Jews with roots in Lithuania, in the country's life.

The Nazis and their local collaborators killed over 90 percent of Lithuania's pre-war Jewish population of over 200,000 during the Holocaust.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Estonian president to visit Lithuania on Friday

On Friday President Kersti Kaljulaid will travel to Vilnius on a one-day working visit in order to...

21 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday Lithuania confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in the country. In total, 2330 cases have been...

Lithuanian journalists voice support for persecuted colleagues in Belarus and offer help

Editors of Lithuanian media outlets sent on Thursday a message of solidarity to their persecuted...

Ex-president Grybauskaite urges Lukashenko to leave

Lithuania's former president Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday urged Alexander Lukashenko to leave...

Foreign ministry: Lithuania bans entry to Hezbollah affiliates

The Lithuanian government has banned entry to people linked to the Hezbollah paramilitary movement...

Top news

Ex-president Grybauskaite urges Lukashenko to leave

Lithuania's former president Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday urged Alexander Lukashenko to leave...

Foreign ministry: Lithuania bans entry to Hezbollah affiliates

The Lithuanian government has banned entry to people linked to the Hezbollah paramilitary movement...

Lithuanian journalists voice support for persecuted colleagues in Belarus and offer help

Editors of Lithuanian media outlets sent on Thursday a message of solidarity to their persecuted...

21 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday Lithuania confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in the country. In total, 2330 cases have been...

Estonian president to visit Lithuania on Friday

On Friday President Kersti Kaljulaid will travel to Vilnius on a one-day working visit in order to...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina