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Jews and Lithuanians - Together and Apart?

Webcast available

Event Co-sponsors

 The Embassy of Lithuania to the United StatesLithuanian Culture Institute

Webcast Recap

The Lithuanian Parliament has designated 2020 as the "Year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania." To mark the beginning of these commemorative events, please join us for a conversation between celebrated Lithuanian poet, scholar, and former Soviet dissident Tomas Venclova and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Vadim Altskan and Ina Navazelskis. The Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States H.E. Rolandas Krisciunas will provide opening remarks.

The event will be followed by a light reception.


  • Tomas Venclova

    Professor Emeritus, Yale University
  • Vadim Altskan

    Project Director, International Archival Programs, the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Ina Navazelskis

    Program Coordinator, Department of Oral History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum